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Sustainable effects of simulator-based training on ecological driving


Book Chapter


Simulation-based driver training offers a promising way to teach ecological driving behavior under controlled, comparable conditions. In a study with 23 professional drivers, we tested the effectiveness of such training. The driving behavior of a training group in a simulated drive with and without instructions were compared. Ten weeks later, a repetition drive tested the long-term effect training. Driving data revealed reduced fuel consumption by ecological driving in both the guided and repetition drives. Driving time decreased significantly in the training and did not differ from driving time after 10 weeks. Results did not achieve significance for transfer to test drives in real traffic situations. This may be due to the small sample size and biased data as a result of unusual driving behavior. Finally, recent and promising approaches to support drivers in maintaining eco-driving styles beyond training situations are outlined.

Author(s): Lüderitz, Cornelia and Wirzberger, Maria and Karrer-Gauß, Katja
Book Title: Advances in Ergonomic Design of Systems, Products and Processes. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the GfA 2015
Pages: 463--475
Year: 2016
Publisher: Springer

Department(s): Rationality Enhancement
Bibtex Type: Book Chapter (inbook)

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-48661-0


  title = {Sustainable effects of simulator-based training on ecological driving},
  author = {L{\"u}deritz, Cornelia and Wirzberger, Maria and Karrer-Gauß, Katja},
  booktitle = {Advances in {E}rgonomic {D}esign of {S}ystems, {P}roducts and {P}rocesses. {P}roceedings of the {A}nnual {M}eeting of the {G}f{A} 2015},
  pages = {463--475},
  publisher = {Springer},
  year = {2016}