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Title: Using on-board logging devices to study the longer-term impact of an eco-driving course
Authors: Beusen, Bart
BROEKX, Steven
DENYS, Tobias
BECKX, Carolien
Degraeuwe, Bart
Gijsbers, Maarten
Scheepers, Kristof
GOVAERTS, Leen
Torfs, Rudi
INT PANIS, Luc
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Citation: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT, 14(7). p. 514-520
Abstract: In this paper the long-term impact of an eco-driving training course is evaluated by monitoring driving behavior and fuel consumption for several months before and after the course. Cars were equipped with an on-board logging device that records the position and speed of the vehicle using GPS tracking as well as real time as electronic engine data extracted from the controller area network. The data includes mileage, number of revolutions per minute, position of the accelerator pedal, and instantaneous fuel consumption. It was gathered over a period of 10 months for 10 drivers during real-life conditions thus enabling an individual drive style analysis. The average fuel consumption four months after the course fell by 5.8%. Most drivers showed an immediate improvement in fuel consumption that was stable over time, but some tended to fall back into their original driving habits. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Beusen, Bart; Broekx, Steven; Denys, Tobias; Beckx, Carolien; Degraeuwe, Bart; Gijsbers, Maarten; Scheepers, Kristof; Govaerts, Leen; Torfs, Rudi; Panis, Luc Int] Vlaamse Instelling Technol Onderzoek, Flemish Inst Technol Res, B-2400 Mol, Belgium. [Beckx, Carolien; Panis, Luc Int] Hasselt Univ, Transportat Res Inst, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10013
Link to publication: http://dx;doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2009.05.009
DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2009.05.009
ISI #: 000270344100011
ISSN: 1361-9209
Category: A2
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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