2012 Volume 48 Issue 11 Pages 754-763
Eco-driving is regarded as a simple and effective countermeasure to reduce fuel consumption. However, the execution and continuity of the eco-driving depend extensively on a driver's motivation because it requires more complex maneuvers than the conventional driving. Therefore, we propose a novel eco-driving support system based on the psychological theories with respect to motivation, that intends to encourage the driver to perform spontaneous fuel-efficient driving behavior. Furthermore, driving simulator experiments were conducted to verify the effectiveness of the proposed system.