Nissan’s ECO-accelerator pedal helps reduce fuel consumption

Discussion in 'Nissan' started by xcel, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. SpartyBrutus

    SpartyBrutus Hypofueller

    Its a good idea - and in the right direction of giving drivers real time feedback.

    In fact, I think the big 3 would do well to at least give well engineered FE displays on their cars, even if they are not as efficient as Honda and Toyota.

    I put one of those Tempurpedic bed sample cubes below my throttle - not for feedback but to dampen my TPS response. Dont know if it helps since I use CC too often...
     
  2. F&T

    F&T Well-Known Member

    I'm liking earthling's electric shock idea. Only, why does it need to only come on when MPG's drops below 30? Maybe they could put a switch on it so that you could have it on all the time, I'd like that mui pronto way better.

    And I think I would much prefer electric shock, yahoo!, to old Streisand songs, yuck. I heard that the military was using her songs at Gitmo on the terrorists.

    Faithful and True
     
  3. fireflyfarm

    fireflyfarm Well-Known Member

    What, you don't LIKE merging into 3 lanes coming up a hill, then trying to get into the middle lane before the right one sends you to Homestead, just so you can wait to go through a tunnel?
    SOooo glad I live and work outside the Tunnel Belt!
     
  4. jamesqf

    jamesqf Well-Known Member

    I have to wonder just how well such a system is going to work, though. The Insight has a couple of lights that are supposed to show you when to shift up or down for best economy. I suppose they work in a way: when I'm going up a steep hill in a lower gear, they tell me to upshift to a gear where the engine would stall out - which would save fuel, but sort of defeats the purpose of having a car :)
     
  5. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    I've been wondering that myself!! :eek:

    I think the silly thing has no load factoring at all and simply triggers at a set speed. :p
     
  6. benffv

    benffv Well-Known Member

    my 87 camaro had a bad return spring on the Rochester carb. I replaced it with a double spring, that was super hard to press the gas. hopefully most of the Nissan's will have cruise control because that pressure weakens your ankle mussles.
     
  7. MissileStick

    MissileStick Banned

    Instead of a shock, why not have a cell phone vibrator strapped to you? Sort of like this experiment. Maybe eventually you'd just 'know' your MPG without thinking about it.

    (Honest, some of my links are to sites other than Wired Magazine.)
     
  8. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Geez man, another excellent one! :thumbs_up:
     
  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    ___While seeking news on our wonderful world wide web (wwww ;)) today, I came across a vid showing what the ECO Pedal does in action vs. a graphic. Unless you read Japanese however, the vid offers little more than what we have posted so far?

    Nissan ECO Pedal in action

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/HXEytJ2aHPY&hl=en&fs=1[/flash]​

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  10. Tomjones76

    Tomjones76 Well-Known Member

    It would get my fat ass riding my bicycle to the bus stop, then putting it on the bus's bike rack.....
     
  11. Tomjones76

    Tomjones76 Well-Known Member

    Heh.
    I tested a 5-speed Isuzu Rodeo once.
    There was a light that told you to shift at a given speed in every gear.
    They didn't disable it for 5th gear, so I had that light coming on at 48 MPH (IIRC)........
    Glad I didn't try shifting, that might have really helped the guy selling it save gas.
     

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