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.
|Title of host publication||Contemporary Ergonomics 2008|
|Editors||Philip D Bust|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society on Contemporary Ergonomics 2008 - Nottingham, United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Apr 2008 → 3 Apr 2008
|Conference||Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society on Contemporary Ergonomics 2008|
|Period||1/04/08 → 3/04/08|
Young, M. S., Birrell, S. A., Stanton, N. A., Thorpe, N., & Fowkes, M. (2008). Safe and fuel efficient driving: Defining the benchmarks. In P. D. Bust (Ed.), Contemporary Ergonomics 2008 (pp. 749-754). Taylor & Francis.