How to support fuel-efficient driving?

Energy efficient personal transportation requires fuel-efficient and route aware driving. Driving coaching systems can provide to drivers all the information and guidance that is needed to learn these skills. However, persuading drivers to change their driving behaviour is a challenging task. The authors identify functional, design, safety, and persuasive features for systems supporting fuel-efficiency. Moreover, they analyse how these features are supported by state-of-the-art systems targeting reduced fuel consumption. Finally, based on their analysis, they discuss open issues and opportunities for future development of fuel-efficiency support systems. The literature and the reviewed research in this study illustrate the needs for overall situation assessment and benefits of careful and multifaceted approach for systems design when it comes to eco-driving: an effective system will make use of a versatile design toolkit in order to obtain enduring behavioural results.

Gilman Ekaterina, Georgiev Georgi V., Tikka Piiastiina, Pirttikangas Susanna, Riekki Jukka

A2 Review article in a scientific journal

E. Gilman, G. V. Georgiev, P. Tikka, S. Pirttikangas and J. Riekki, "How to support fuel-efficient driving?," in IET Intelligent Transport Systems, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 631-641, 9 2018. doi: 10.1049/iet-its.2016.0280