Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Online ISSN : 1881-1124
ISSN-L : 1341-8521
Regional Planning and Environment
The Effect of Ecodrive Program on Driving Behavior and Fuel Economy of Passenger Cars in Tokyo
Anabel A. ABUZOYasunori MUROMACHI
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2011 Volume 9 Pages 858-871

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Ecodrive or Ecodriving is a driving technique designed to improve fuel economy, reduce CO2 and lessen the adverse impacts of road transport on the environment. This study investigates the effects of the Ecodrive program on candidate drivers by looking into their driving behavior (psychological and non-psychological factors) as well as taking into consideration the vehicle parameters used during Ecodrive training. There are twenty-seven drivers with their vehicles equipped with on-board data-logging equipment that serve as subjects of this study. The drivers were given sets of questionnaires for them to fill-in before and after training. Questionnaire data and actual driving data were analyzed using Cronbach’s Alpha and Regression. The study has successfully recorded and analyzed the effects of Ecodrive program on driver behavior with respect to fuel efficiency. The study also showed fuel efficiency, improvement of the program, improvement during idling stop and improvement during driving acceleration.

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