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Safe and fuel efficient driving: Defining the benchmarks

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Neil Thorpe


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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.

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Author(s): Young MS, Birrell SA, Stanton NA, Thorpe N, Fowkes M

Editor(s): Bust, P.D.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Contemporary Ergonomics: Proceedings of the International Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics (CE)

Year of Conference: 2008

Number of Volumes: 1

Pages: 749-754

Publisher: London: Taylor and Francis

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780415465755