Fair and Intelligent Ecodriving Incentive System for HDV Drivers

Driver’s driving pattern is one the greatest factors determining the fuel consumption and thus carbon dioxide emissions of a heavy-duty vehicle. Difference in fuel consumption can be up to 30 % depending on the driver. Education, monitoring and feedback are ways of guiding drivers towards more fuel efficient driving patterns. An incentive system related to fuel consumption is one way of giving feedback. The greatest challenge facing incentive systems in transportation companies is righteous measurement of driver’s fuel consumption. This study focused on that challenge. As a result of this study an incentive system was developed for the case company, Tampere City Transport. Fuel consumption is the key indicator of driver’s performance in the incentive system. Measurement of fuel consumption is based on groups, which are formed by runs with similar vehicle, route and time of day. Drivers are compared by using a figure calculated from fuel consumptions of their own runs in different groups.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01146303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2009 12:10PM