From the Simulator to the Road—Realization of an In-Vehicle Interface to Support Fuel-Efficient Eco-Driving
Motivated by the observation that modifying driver behavior can significantly reduce fuel usage and CO2 emissions, this paper documents the development of a dedicated in-vehicle interface to support eco-driving. This visual interface has been tested in simulator conditions, demonstrating an 8.5% reduction in fuel use, and will soon be deployed on-road. Transitioning from simulator testing to on-road testing presents significant challenges to ensure driver safety and system effectiveness in the presence of changing road conditions and imperfect information about the current driving scenario.
KeywordsHuman factors Interface development User testing Eco-driving
This work was funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant EP/N022262/1 “Green Adaptive Control for Future Interconnected Vehicles” (www.g-active.uk).
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