Can technology support green driving?

                   Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
                             The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Title:  Can technology support green driving?
Speaker:  Dr. Samantha Jamson, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Eco-driving is the generic name for a driving style or set of behaviours which minimise fuel use. Accelerating  more gently and shifting through the gears in an efficient way are examples of eco-driving. Additionally,  before setting out on a trip a driver can improve the fuel efficiency of their vehicle via proper vehicle maintenance and tyre inflation, appropriate trip planning and consideration of low-carbon alternatives.  The resulting fuel savings, as measured relative to ‘normal’ driving, vary widely – with figures between 3-20%. These data are highly dependent on the type of intervention tested, the vehicles and participants involved in the studies, as well as the typology of the roads on which the driving was undertaken. The ecoDriver project (<>), led by the University of Leeds, challenged the state of the art by developing and testing a coherent set of eco-driving concepts and technologies. These ranged from low cost apps to high-end integrated systems. What underpinned them however, was the accuracy of the eco-driving guidance; it was real-time and situation relevant. This presentation will outline how the trials were undertaken and the key results and conclusions.
Dr. Jamson is a Chartered Psychologist at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. She is a member of the Safety and Technology Group, a multidisciplinary team undertaking research in road safety and driver behaviour. With twenty years experience in the field, she has worked on a variety of research projects using driving simulators and instrumented cars as evaluation tools. She has been principal investigator on a range of projects, including evaluations of Transport Telematics applications, road design, and driver impairment. She managed a European project developing metrics for driver  distraction and has since been involved in further national and European projects to extend this work. Samantha is a member of the British Standards group on Human Machine Interface issues and the Institution of Highways Engineers (Health and Safety) working group. She recently chaired a European Working Group on motorcycle safety, delivering high-priority research needs to the European Commission. Her research involves collaboration with national and international policymakers (Department for Transport, Highways Agency, European Commission) as well as industrial collaboration for both research and PhD supervision.
This seminar is hosted by Prof. Janny Leung.
Venue: Room 513,
      William M.W. Mong Engineering Building (ERB),
      (Engineering Building Complex Phase 2)
      The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 03:00 to 04:00