Reviewing in-vehicle systems to improve fuel efficiency and road safety

Vaezipour, Atiyeh, Rakotonirainy, Andry, & Haworth, Narelle L. (2015) Reviewing in-vehicle systems to improve fuel efficiency and road safety. Procedia Manufacturing, 3, pp. 3192-3199.

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Road transport plays a significant role in various industries and mobility services around the globe and has a vital impact on our daily lives. However it also has serious impacts on both public health and the environment. In-vehicle feedback systems are a relatively new approach to encouraging driver behavior change for improving fuel efficiency and safety in automotive environments. While many studies claim that the adoption of eco-driving practices, such as eco-driving training programs and in-vehicle feedback to drivers, has the potential to improve fuel efficiency, limited research has integrated safety and eco-driving. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the human factors related theories and practices which will inform the design of an in-vehicle Human Machine Interface (HMI) that could provide real-time driver feedback and consequently improve both fuel efficiency and safety. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the current state of published literature on in-vehicle systems to identify and evaluate the impact of eco-driving and safety feedback systems. This paper also discusses how these factors may conflict with one another and have a negative effect on road safety, while also exploring possible eco-driving practices that could encourage more sustainable, environmentally-conscious and safe driving behavior. The review revealed a lack of comprehensive theoretical research integrating eco-driving and safe driving, and no current available HMI covering both aspects simultaneously. Furthermore, the review identified that some eco-driving in-vehicle systems may enhance fuel efficiency without compromising safety. The review has identified a range of concepts which can be developed to influence driver acceptance of safety and eco-driving systems within the area of HMI. This can promote new research aimed at enhancing our understanding of the relationship between eco-driving and safety from the human factors viewpoint. This provides a foundation for developing innovative, persuasive and acceptable in-vehicle HMI systems to improve fuel efficiency and road safety.

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ID Code: 86450
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Paper will be published in Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier (2351-9789)
Keywords: Eco-driving, Safety, In-vehicle system, Human machine interface, Driver feedback, Driver behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.869
ISSN: 2351-9789
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Deposited On: 06 Aug 2015 23:19
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 06:37

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