Nissan aims to keep lead foots under control

Nissan is trying to do its part in helping consumers save money on gas by announcing its plans to install "fuel-efficiency" meters in all of...

Nissan is trying to do its part in helping consumers save money on gas by announcing its plans to install "fuel-efficiency" meters in all of its cars and trucks that will alert drivers when they are acting like a lead foot and wasting gas, USA Today reports.

The gauge is currently available in the 2007 Nissan Altima and the 2008 Titan pickup, Armada SUV, Infiniti G35 car and QX56 SUV. And while these types of gauges are already found in hybrid and luxury vehicles from other automakers, Nissan's goal of getting them into every one of its models reflects the move by automakers to be more fuel conscious as the issue of gas prices remains prominent in the minds of consumers.

As a result of its in-house tests Nissan said its predicting that the gauge will help drivers cut their fuel use by 10%.

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