Some memorable driving coaches include Nissan’s Eco-Pedal, which works by activating a counter ‘push-back’ force on the accelerator pedal every time the driver puts his or her foot down in order to condition them to drive more conservatively.
Then there’s Ford’s SmartGauge cluster with EcoGuide found in cars like the Fusion and MKZ hybrid duo, which displays a growing number of leaves or flowers to denote just how ‘green’ your driving actually is--the more being the better (or greener).
Lexus Harmonious Driving Navigator
The electronic system essentially monitors a person’s driving and compares it with an online database of records of other Lexus drivers to determine who is the greenest. This enables drivers of cars equipped with the Harmonious Driving Navigator to track their fuel economy online, earn points and then compare their scores against other drivers.
What makes the concept all the more interesting is that the points can be used to fund different charitable initiatives from the Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan.