Green gauges at L.A.

With green very much the theme at this year’s LA show, even more eco-driving gadgets emerged from its stands. Following in the footsteps of Fiat’s EcoDrive system, reviewed recently on the 500, two more manufacturers have now launched similar systems.The dashboard device on Honda’s next generation Insight not only collects data on driving style, its gives instant feedback too!

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Aprilia 850 Mana

Aprilia 850 Mana
Aprilia 850 Mana - Fuel Efficient Motorcycle - Automobile Magazine
The Aprilia 850 Mana, with its compact, electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT), aims to be the next step in computers controling motorbikes.

Welcome to the new millennium: While most of us were off screwing around on four wheels, motorcycles quietly went and got complicated. Carburetors and straightforward suspensions are rapidly being supplanted by trickle-down car technology-antilock brakes, feedback fuel injection, stability control, and even air bags. The computer, it seems, has finally caught up with the motorbike.

Photo Gallery: Aprilia 850 Mana – Fuel Efficient Motorcycle – Automobile Magazine

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