1st Edition

Assisted Eco-Driving A Practical Guide to the Design and Testing of an Eco-Driving Assistance System (EDAS)

    266 Pages 73 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book discusses an integrative approach combining Human Factors expertise with Automotive Engineering. It develops an in-depth case study of designing a fuel-efficient driving intervention and offers an examination of an innovative study of feed-forward eco-driving advice.

    Assisted Eco-Driving: A Practical Guide to the Design and Testing of an Eco-Driving Assistance System offers an examination of an innovative study of feed-forward eco-driving advice based on current vehicle and road environment status. It presents lessons, insights and utilises a documented scientific and research-led approach to designing novel speed advisory and fuel use minimisation systems suitable for combustion vehicles, hybrids and electric vehicles

    The audience consists of system designers and those working with interfaces and interactions, UX, human factors and ergonomics and system engineering. Automotive academics, researchers, and practitioners will also find this book of interest.

    Chapter 1: Eco-driving: Reducing emissions from everyday driving behaviours

    Chapter 2: Applying Cognitive Work Analysis to Understand Fuel-Efficient Driving

    Chapter 3: Adaptive driver modelling in eco-driving assistance systems

    Chapter 4: Taming Design with Intent using Cognitive Work Analysis

    Chapter 5: Applying Design with Intent to support creativity in developing vehicle fuel efficiency interfaces

    Chapter 6: Incorporating driver preferences into eco-driving optimal controllers

    Chapter 7: Receding horizon eco-driving assistance systems for electric vehicles

    Chapter 8: Assessment of a visual interface to reduce fuel use

    Chapter 9: Assisted versus unassisted eco-driving for electrified powertrains

    Chapter 10: Predictive eco-driving assistance on the road

    Chapter 11: Designing for eco-driving: Guidelines for a more fuel-efficient vehicle and driver


    Dr. Craig K. Allison earned his PhD in Web Science (Psychology) from the University of Southampton in 2016. Craig received his M.Sc in Web Science from the University of Southampton in 2011, and his B.Sc in Psychology in 2009, also from the University of Southampton. Craig’s research background originated within spatial psychology, before transitioning to Human Factors research. Craig has worked on numerous topics, primarily related to the aviation and automotive industries. With expertise in both qualitative and quantitative analysis, Craig has extensive experience running research trials and working in multidisciplinary teams. Craig’s currently Lecturer in Psychology at Solent University, Southampton.

    Dr. James M. Fleming earned the MEng and DPhil degrees in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford in 2012 and 2016 respectively, following which he spent three years as a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton before joining the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University in September 2019. He has research interests in the theory and practice of optimal control and model predictive control, with applications to fuel- and energy- efficient driving, motorcycle stability and renewable energy.

    Dr Xingda Yan earned the B.Eng. degree in automation from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K., in 2017. He was a Research Fellow with the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Southampton. Xindga is currently an automotive power engineer at Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, Newport, UK and a visiting researcher with the Mechatronics Engineering Group, University of Southampton. His research interests include power electronics, hybrid system modelling and control, model predictive control, hybrid electric vehicle modelling, and energy management.

    Dr Roberto Lot was Professor of Automotive Engineering at the University of Southampton (UK) from 2014 to August 2019 and has recently moved to the University of Padova (Italy). He earned a PhD in Mechanics of Machines in 1998 and a Master Degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 from the University of Padua (Italy). His research interests include both road and race vehicles, in particular dynamics and control. He has directed several national and international research projects and published more than 100 scientific papers and contributing to make our vehicles safer, faster, and more eco-friendly.

    Professor Neville A. Stanton PhD, DSc, is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Ergonomist and Chartered Engineer. He holds the chair in Human Factors Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton in the UK. He has degrees in Occupational Psychology, Applied Psychology and Human Factors Engineering and has worked at the Universities of Aston, Brunel, Cornell and MIT. His research interests include modelling, predicting, analysing and evaluating human performance in systems as well as designing the interfaces and interaction between humans and technology.

    Assisted Eco-Driving addresses one of the most important topics for transportation

    in these times of the threats from climate change: how can we reduce energy consumption

    from vehicles. The reduction of energy consumption is important for internal

    combustion engines, electric vehicles, and hybrids. For electric vehicles, it can help

    to reduce range anxiety as well as reduce the demand on the wider energy production

    and transmission system. The authors of this book take a truly multidisciplinary

    approach, combining automotive engineering, computer science, and human factors to

    show that truly novel solutions will only be forthcoming if all these perspectives are

    considered together. They demonstrate this via desktop models, driving simulations,

    and, ultimately through on-road studies. This book is a must-read for anyone tackling

    the energy crisis in transportation and beyond.’

    Professor Mike Regan, University of New South Wales, Australia

    ‘This book tackles the difficult problem of reducing energy consumption in transportation

    by focussing on the interlink between eco-driving and automation. Tools such

    from the disciplines of engineering, computer science, and human factors are used to

    characterise driver interaction with eco-driving assistance systems with the aim of

    reducing energy consumption. In simulator studies and a road trial, the authors showcase

    eco-driving assistance solutions to overcome the many design challenges. This

    makes this book an excellent contribution to, and inspiration for, fruitful research and

    design for user-energy interaction from a multidisciplinary perspective. I can recommend

    this book to all those involved in designing systems to reducing energy consumption

    in transportation and beyond.’

    Professor Thomas Franke, University of Lübeck, Germany

    ‘This book provides a practical, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary approach to the

    design, development, implementation, and evaluation of eco-driving systems. A fundamental

    challenge is to design vehicle interfaces that provide sufficient feedback to

    drivers to reduce fuel (energy) consumption. A range of methods is used to examine

    eco-driving including driver-vehicle modelling, driving simulation, and naturalistic

    driving. The authors are leading and award-winning scientists from engineering,

    computer science, and human factors who have pushed the boundaries of eco-driving

    knowledge forward on multiple fronts. I recommend this book to all those engaged in

    tackling the problems faced by human contributions to climate change.’

    Professor Jeff K. Caird, University of Calgary, Canada