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Gas Man
12-09-2008, 07:54 PM
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This explains the vine thing... thought that is interesting.* Too bad I'd own a bunch of sticks n twigs


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In order to play into the research finding that drivers are looking for a high score when it comes to fuel efficiency, one high-resolution LCD screen on the dash features an eye-catching rendering of curling vines blooming with green leaves. It's more than a decorative element; it's a data-visualization tool intended to change the way people drive.

If a driver wastes gas by aggressively accelerating or slamming on the brakes, for example, the vine withers and leaves disappear. More leaves appear if individuals drive more economically. The system will be standard on all new Fusion Hybrids, which will start at about $27,000.
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I really think that with the govt forcing them into new inovative stuff that we are going to see alow of new shit come out real quick!

detdrbuzzard
12-10-2008, 07:34 AM
hopefully they have an option for a tach insted of the vines ;D

12-10-2008, 08:28 AM
Yeah. Another reason to not watch the road.* ::)

Bob
12-10-2008, 09:47 PM
Car are really changing since the old school dashes. lol