Safe and fuel efficient driving: Defining the benchmarks

M.S. Young, S.A. Birrell, N.A. Stanton, N. Thorpe, M. Fowkes

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In many complex systems, there is often a tension between the pressures of production and protection, but modern society increasingly expects an additional level of performance - protecting the environment. One of the key political and societal targets for the ecologically-friendly movement is the transport industry. The Foot-LITE project is an effort to encourage drivers to adopt safer and more fuel-efficient behaviours by providing feedback and advice on driving style. The work at Brunel University is focused on the ergonomics of the system - determining the driver behaviour parameters and designing an interface to optimise performance. In this paper, we describe a review of the literature on safe and fuel efficient driving. Ergonomics has proven itself in contributing to safety and performance, now it has an opportunity to contribute to the environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics 2008
EditorsPhilip D Bust
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISBN (Print)978-041546575-5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society on Contemporary Ergonomics 2008 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Apr 20083 Apr 2008


ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society on Contemporary Ergonomics 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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