By Andrew Liszewski
From Japanese company Hino comes the DriveMaster Pro which looks a lot like a dashboard mounted performance monitor. However instead of keeping track of your vehicle’s revs or horsepower the DriveMaster Pro actually provides visual and verbal warnings when your driving habits contradict the recommendations of the Japanese government when it comes to pollution.
Unfortunately my complete lack of understanding of the Japanese language once again prevents me from providing some detail specifics on the DriveMaster Pro but according to Akihabara News the device uses an array of strategically installed sensors in your car to keep track of its ‘eco-friendliness’. Presumably they monitor things such as engine performance and your vehicle’s exhaust and as an added bonus it probably also helps improve your fuel-efficiency.