ecoDriver

ecoDriver is an EC co-funded integrated project under the 7th Framework programme for Research, which main focus is on driver interaction with the vehicle and optimised “green” driving feedback strategies to ensure user acceptance and compliance.

The project will address technical aspects in the vehicle-environment-driver loop across a wide range of vehicles and powertrains. The target is to achieve a sustained 20% reduction in energy use.

The main innovative aspects of the project are to:

- Optimise feedback for both nomadic devices and built-in systems and compare the
  effectiveness of each (measured by reduced energy consumption as compared with an
  existing baseline system)

- Tailor feedback to driving style and traffic conditions

- Minimise any side-effects of eco-driving support in terms of drivers distraction and safety

- Use real-time fuel use calculators to ensure the most accurate feedback

More information can be found at www.ecodriver-project.eu