Method and system for engine control to provide driver reward of increased allowable speed

  • US 6,026,784 A
  • Filed: 03/30/1998
  • Issued: 02/22/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A memory having stored therein data representing instructions executable by a microprocessor to control at least an engine of a vehicle to provide an incentive to a vehicle operator to operate the engine to improve fuel economy, the memory comprising:

  • instructions for establishing a maximum allowable vehicle speed; and

    instructions for increasing the maximum allowable vehicle speed in response to operating the engine in a manner which improves fuel economy.

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