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Americans Driving Fewest Miles Since '03

Americans hit the brakes on driving in July, logging 2.5 percent fewer miles amid high gas prices and a struggling economy. Through the first seven months of the year, Americans have driven 1.715 trillion miles - the lowest tally since 2003 ... Overall, driving has fallen 1.2 percent this year or 21.5 billion miles. As Americans drive less, they may be more likely to hold onto older vehicles. But the trend may change as gas prices have dropped sharply in recent weeks, and are below $3 a gallon in some retail locations ...
Source: The Detroit News

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ACEEE's Greenest Vehicles of 2011
For the eighth straight year, the Civic GX NGV was named Greenest Vehicle by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Not only did the Civic GX beat out a new electric-only vehicle for the top spot, but two other Honda vehicles also made the list, making 2011 the 10th consecutive year Honda has had more than two cars named to ACEEE's Greenest Vehicles list. Learn more.

Car Button Could Tell if You're Tipsy

Auburn Hills, [Mich.]-based auto supplier Takata is working on a device that checks a driver's blood-alcohol level through the skin. Takata and its partner, TruTouch in Albuquerque, N.M., have received a $2.25-million grant from the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), an industry group, to make the device commercially viable. The team is working to make its current breadbox-sized device that uses an infrared sensor to determine alcohol level small enough, cheap enough and unobtrusive enough to be put on the car's start button, said Kirk Morris, Takata's vice president of business development. Takata is aiming to get the cost down to approximately $200 each.Source: Detroit Free Press

Honda is Highest-Ranked Non-Premium Brand in the 2011 Initial Quality Study

Honda Earns Seven Model Awards-More Than Any Other Brand- and Three Plant Quality Awards

Honda stands for quality.  We ranked highest in initial quality for sub-compact car, compact car, compact crossover/SUV, midsize car midsize crossover/SUV and midsize pickup.  Honda has received more awards in 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Awards than any other automaker. 
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