Supporting the driver in conserving energy and reducing emissions

Work programme

ecoDriver’s work plan follows the system engineering V-model path. It is broken down into five major sub-projects (SPs):













  • SP0 - Project coordination

University of Leeds is responsible for project coordination and outreach. This sub-project also identifies and handles the risks associated with a complex project. Communication and dissemination activities, for which ERTICO is responsible, include workshops and a final event which will be organised at the end of the project in March 2016.


  • SP1 - Supporting Drivers in eco-driving

The first subproject, led by TNO, identified the most effective eco-driving feedback mechanisms for a range of scenarios and, based on this, eco-driving applications were developed.


  • SP2 - Real-time Calculation of Energy Use and Emissions

SP2, also led by TNO, derived powertrain models to accurately estimate CO2 emissions, and validated these algorithms using real measurements.


  • SP3 - Real-World Trials

SP3, coordinated by CTAG, carried out real world trials across a range of driving scenarios, powertrains, and vehicle types. Data gathered with these experiments will enable the project to validate the reduction in CO2 emissions. The trials comprised a total of nine sites (“vehicle management centres”) in seven countries, with a total of 57 vehicles (including trucks, buses and passenger cars).













  • SP4 - Evaluation of Effectiveness

In SP4, led by IFSTTAR, the consortium will carry out a comprehensive evaluation of the field trials in terms of fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, driver acceptance, and comparison of the effectiveness of nomadic and integrated (non nomadic) devices.


  • SP5 - Scaling Up and Future-Casting

Lastly, SP5 (coordinated by VTI), will estimate potential Europe wide impacts by scaling-up results obtained during the test trials. The impacts of future technological, political, and lifestyle scenarios on green driving support systems and on CO2 emissions will also be explored. Another relevant result will be an assessment of ecoDriver market deployment in terms of costs and benefits both for society as a whole and for sub-groups such as manufacturers and consumers.

ecoDriver Final Event 

16-17 March 2016, Stuttgart (Germany)

Presentations and photos now available


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