Impacts of a green driving application in city buses

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Abstract

The impacts of a green driving application were assessed in city bus traffic as part of the TeleFOT project. Specifically, the purpose of the study was to assess the impacts on fuel consumption, speeding and passenger comfort. The test subjects were city bus drivers working for the Nobina transport operator on the frequently operated Jokeri route in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The main result of the study shows that use of a green driving application significantly reduces fuel consumption and speeding. New users of the system drove more economically than those who had used it longer. Fuel saving by new users in peak traffic was 2.7 l/100 km for the whole route and as much as 5.4 l/100 km for one section. In addition to savings on fuel, the application encouraged driving within the speed limit. Our main conclusion is therefore that use of a green driving application is beneficial even after years of use for reducing both fuel consumption and speeding. We recommend that drivers be regularly encouraged to use the system and that green driving be included in driver training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress
Subtitle of host publicationITS 2012
PublisherIntelligent Transportation Society of America
PagesEU-00677
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS 2012 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 22 Oct 201226 Oct 2012
Conference number: 19

Conference

Conference19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS 2012
Abbreviated titleITS 2012
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period22/10/1226/10/12

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Fuel consumption
Driver training
Bus drivers

Keywords

  • green driving
  • eco-driving
  • city buses
  • impact assessment
  • fuel consumption
  • speeding

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Sihvola, N., Innamaa, S., & Penttinen, M. (2012). Impacts of a green driving application in city buses. In 19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress: ITS 2012 (pp. EU-00677). Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
Sihvola, Niina ; Innamaa, Satu ; Penttinen, Merja. / Impacts of a green driving application in city buses. 19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress: ITS 2012. Intelligent Transportation Society of America, 2012. pp. EU-00677
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Sihvola, N, Innamaa, S & Penttinen, M 2012, Impacts of a green driving application in city buses. in 19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress: ITS 2012. Intelligent Transportation Society of America, pp. EU-00677, 19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS 2012, Vienna, Austria, 22/10/12.

Impacts of a green driving application in city buses. / Sihvola, Niina; Innamaa, Satu; Penttinen, Merja.

19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress: ITS 2012. Intelligent Transportation Society of America, 2012. p. EU-00677.

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