Buick Offers Free eAssist Fuel Efficiency Games for Computers and Smartphones
Buick's eAssist technology is an innovative new fuel-efficiency feature offered on the 2012 Buick Lacrosse and 2012 Buick Regal. It improves fuel economy by an estimated 25% by adding a compact electric motor and state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery to a 2.4L four-cylinder ECOTEC engine.
Along with this exciting new technology in their cars, Buick
is also offering a package of three interactive games that are not only fun but
also educate users on the cool innovations behind this technology and how to
maximize your fuel economy while driving.
The games are completely free, and are available for iPhone
or playable on Buick's website.
This game spotlights the regenerative braking feature of eAssist, which
captures energy otherwise wasted during braking to repower the compact
lithium-ion battery located beneath the car's trunk floor. Players must make it
through a town and to a destination without running out of fuel.
Roll and Boost: This game illustrates how Buick's eAssist technology takes the energy stored from braking to be used later for an added, emissions-free boost of acceleration. Players must navigate a beautiful weekend drive through a flowing countryside on just one tank of fuel, using their energy wisely to complete the course. The goal is distance, not speed, and battery management strategy is vital.
Wind Tunnel Tester: This
game allows players to become an automotive engineer and design the ultimate
aerodynamic vehicle. Players will
quickly see how the modern shapes of Buick sedans help increase aerodynamics
and fuel efficiency.