Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fuel Economy QR Codes On Every New Car

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled the most dramatic overhaul to fuel economy labels since they were introduced 35 years ago. When the new labels start to appear in showrooms and online, shoppers will have more information at their fingertips than ever before. Notice the QR Code integrated in the right corner of the label. These labels are mandatory on EVERY new car in the U.S.

The label redesign will provide the public with new information on vehicles’ fuel economy, energy use, fuel costs, and environmental impacts. For the first time, for instance, comparable fuel economy and environmental ratings will be available for all new vehicles, including advanced technology vehicles like electric cars. Consumers will be able to make comparisons – car by car – to ensure they have the best information to help save on fuel costs and reduce emissions. Glad to see QR Codes could take another step forward to becoming the international symbol of the mobile web.

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