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Evaluation of Eco-Driving Training for Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Reduction According to Road Type

Transport Research Centre, TRANSyT, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Sustainability 2018, 10(11), 3891; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10113891
Received: 25 September 2018 / Revised: 19 October 2018 / Accepted: 23 October 2018 / Published: 26 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Road Transportation Planning)
Eco-driving is becoming more widespread as individual car-use behaviour is a cost-effective way of improving vehicle fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions. The literature shows a wide range of efficiencies as a result of eco-driving, depending on route selection, traffic characteristic, road slope, and the specific impact evaluation method. This paper follows this line of research and assesses the impact of an eco-driving training programme on fuel savings and reduction of CO2 emissions in a well-designed field trial, focusing on the specific impacts according to road type. The methodology includes a comprehensive trial on different types of road sections under various traffic conditions; a processed dataset using R codes to integrate, clean, and process all the information collected; and a systematic method to evaluate the overall and specific impacts of eco-driving. The final results show a general fuel saving after eco-driving training of up to an average of 6.3% regardless of fuel and road type. Driving performance, as represented by selected parameters (average and maximum RPM, average and maximum speed, aggressive acceleration/deceleration), changed significantly after the training. The highest fuel savings are achieved on major arterial road sections with a certain number of roundabouts and pedestrian crossings. This work contributes to an understanding of the key factors for eco-driving efficiency according to road type under real traffic conditions. It offers greater insights for policymakers in road transport planning and for drivers when applying eco-driving techniques. View Full-Text
Keywords: eco-driving; climate change; emissions; road type eco-driving; climate change; emissions; road type
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Wang, Y.; Boggio-Marzet, A. Evaluation of Eco-Driving Training for Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Reduction According to Road Type. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3891. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10113891

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Wang Y, Boggio-Marzet A. Evaluation of Eco-Driving Training for Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Reduction According to Road Type. Sustainability. 2018; 10(11):3891. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10113891

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Wang, Yang; Boggio-Marzet, Alessandra. 2018. "Evaluation of Eco-Driving Training for Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Reduction According to Road Type" Sustainability 10, no. 11: 3891. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10113891

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