WIT Press


Reducing Fuel Consumption And Emissions In Urban Areas By Using A New Fuel-efficiency Support Tool

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010591

Volume

52

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,095 kb

Author(s)

M.C. van der Voort & M.F.A.M. van Maarseveen

Abstract

Road transport still depends almost entirely on liquid fuels derived from natural oil. Combustion of these carbon-based fuels naturally results in the emission of carbon monoxide and dioxide, which play an important role in global warming. Improving fuel-efficiency through a change in driver behaviour can effectively reduce fuel consumption and corresponding emissions. Since fuel consumption is most substantial in urban areas, the largest gain is likely to be obtained here. A new-generation fuel-efficiency support tool has been designed that aims at reducing fuel consumption by inducing a change in driver behaviour. The support tool includes a normative model that formulates optimal driver behaviour in this respect based on the context the vehicl

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