In addition to engine technology, there are assistance systems which can make a contribution to a reduction of consumption. Modern vehicles are already equipped with various electronic devices which allow drivers to reduce fuel consumption, for instance the current fuel consumption display or the display of the gear for lowest consumption. Supporting applications have plenty of potential for further reduction of consumption as they become increasingly innovative and quickly spread throughout the vechicle stock. These systems benefit from new communication technologies and fast penetration of GPS receivers installed in vehicles. In the medium term, vehicles should be networked with traffic control centres (V2l) and with other vehicles (V2V). This enables, for instance, personalized real-time route recommendations in order to reduce travelling time as well as the probability of traffic jams.
Project partners develop applications in the following fields of applications:
eCoMove enables to combine these applications and is adapted on drivers’ individual needs to provide high efficiency and a wide acceptance.
The project consists of five phases. DLR Institute of Transport Research (IVF) takes over the following tasks:
IVF, ADAC and other European automobile clubs made a survey on the acceptance of ecological driver assistance systems in eleven European countries. About 5000 respondents took part in the survey. The data were analysed especially in terms of potential savings, usefulness and willingness to pay for these assistance systems. Here you will find the individual results of the survey.
April 2010 – March 2013