Using Personal Devices to Teach Eco-Driving
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this thesis is to evaluate if a mobile device application can be used as an aid in teaching drivers more fuel-efficient driving. This paper details the development and testing of such an application, which uses only data available through the On-Board Diagnostics port available in all modern vehicles in order to assess multiple aspects of user’s driving behaviour and appoint personal development goals. The application was tested for 10 days on a specified test course for evaluation. The results of the study showed that while the application has a good ability to assess users’ eco-driving per-formance and that eco-driving performance improved significantly in several areas, there was no evidence that using the application will lead to a change in long-term fuel consumption. This was caused by the fact that while the test subject improved in most areas, a decreased performance was seen in parameters that are highly affective on fuel consumption.It was concluded that the application developed for the study has good potential, even though there is room for minor improvements. Moreover, it was concluded that further studies should be performed in order to more thoroughly evaluate the effects of using the application and that the results of the study could be different with a more rigor-ous and quantitative testing approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-52323Local ID: 973c2d5d-3479-4874-b6eb-522b16bd6477OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-52323DiVA: diva2:1025693
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Systems Sciences, bacheor's level
Validerat; 20131201 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved