How does the Eco Assist System work?

April 24th, 2020 by

Earlier this month, we took a look at how the Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock system works, and now we thought we’d highlight another incredible Honda technology to show you exactly what it is and how it works. This time, we’re going to look at the Eco Assist System that’s found in vehicles like the 2021 Honda Insight. It’s a relatively simple system designed to help maximize fuel economy when in use.

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What does Eco Assist do?
The Eco Assist System was designed to help you maximize fuel economy. Actually turning on ECON Mode, which is part of the system, will change certain settings within the vehicle to maximize efficiency. This is a button with a plant-like icon and the word ECON, which you can press to turn the system on. When SPORT mode is turned off, the ambient meter on the side of your instrument cluster will change to green in order to show that it’s being driven more efficiently.

How to use Eco Assist
Utilizing Eco Assist is as simple as watching a few icons on your instrument cluster. The Eco Assist display includes Drive Cycle Score and Lifetime Points, which are represented by leaves and stems forming a small plant – the same plant on the ECON Mode button. An icon will change in real time to show you how efficiently you’re driving, then when you turn the vehicle off the Drive Cycle Score and Lifetime Points will display, to show you how efficient the drive was as a whole and how your lifetime of driving the vehicle has been.

There is also an Eco Drive Display which is there to help you drive more efficiently. It includes a vehicle icon inside a circle with matched up lines, which indicates slow acceleration and deceleration. The more aggressive you are, the vehicle will move out of the circle and make the line become disjointed, indicating aggressive acceleration or deceleration. Make sure to try to keep the vehicle in the circle!

2021 Honda Insight Eco Assist System Eco Drive Display Simulation
If you have any questions about the Eco Assist System or how it works in vehicles like the Insight, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Hilton Head Honda!

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