An intelligent in-vehicle support tool for car fuel efficiency

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One effective way to reduce car fuel consumption in the short term is to induce a change in driver behaviour. In this project, a new generation fuel efficiency support tool has been designed. This support tool includes a normative model that describes optimal driver behaviour for minimising fuel consumption. If actual behaviour deviates from this optimal behaviour, the support tool presents advice to the driver on how to change driver behaviour.
Evaluation of this new support tool by means of a driving simulator experiment revealed that drivers were able to save ∼16% compared to 'normal driving' and ∼7% of fuel compared to driving as fuel efficiently as possible without support. Within the urban environment, savings of up to 23% were achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSouth African Transport Conference, CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria, South Africa, 19-22 July 1999
Subtitle of host publicationSession 3B : Traffic Management and Safety
Place of PublicationPretoria, South Africa
PublisherSouth African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0-620-24468-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventSouth African Transport Conference 1999 - Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 19 Jul 199922 Jul 1999
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ConferenceSouth African Transport Conference 1999
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
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