The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Sustainability, transport and design: reviewing the prospects for safely encouraging eco-driving

Sustainability, transport and design: reviewing the prospects for safely encouraging eco-driving
Sustainability, transport and design: reviewing the prospects for safely encouraging eco-driving
Private vehicle use contributes a disproportionately large amount to the degradation of the environment we inhabit. Technological advancement is of course critical to the mitigation of climate change, however alone it will not suffice; we must also see behavioural change. This paper will argue for the application of Ergonomics to the design of private vehicles, particularly low-carbon vehicles (e.g. hybrid and electric), to encourage this behavioural change. A brief review of literature is offered concerning the effect of the design of a technological object on behaviour, the inter-related nature of goals and feedback in guiding performance, the effect on fuel economy of different driving styles, and the various challenges brought by hybrid and electric vehicles, including range anxiety, workload and distraction, complexity, and novelty. This is followed by a discussion on the potential applicability of a particular design framework, namely Ecological Interface Design, to the design of in-vehicle interfaces that encourage energy-conserving driving behaviours whilst minimising distraction and workload, thus ensuring safety.
978-1-4503-2478-6
278-284
ACM
Stanton, Neville A.
351a44ab-09a0-422a-a738-01df1fe0fadd
McIlroy, R.
68e56daa-5b0b-477e-a643-3c7b78c1b85d
Harvey, Catherine
0c9f6f30-5041-40ce-94b4-7e6a1767d26d
Robertson, Duncan
39e006dc-12fd-48ff-bb21-d09a241997d2
Stanton, Neville A.
351a44ab-09a0-422a-a738-01df1fe0fadd
McIlroy, R.
68e56daa-5b0b-477e-a643-3c7b78c1b85d
Harvey, Catherine
0c9f6f30-5041-40ce-94b4-7e6a1767d26d
Robertson, Duncan
39e006dc-12fd-48ff-bb21-d09a241997d2

Stanton, Neville A., McIlroy, R., Harvey, Catherine and Robertson, Duncan (2013) Sustainability, transport and design: reviewing the prospects for safely encouraging eco-driving. In AutomotiveUI '13 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications. ACM. pp. 278-284 . (doi:10.1145/2516540.2516578).

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Abstract

Private vehicle use contributes a disproportionately large amount to the degradation of the environment we inhabit. Technological advancement is of course critical to the mitigation of climate change, however alone it will not suffice; we must also see behavioural change. This paper will argue for the application of Ergonomics to the design of private vehicles, particularly low-carbon vehicles (e.g. hybrid and electric), to encourage this behavioural change. A brief review of literature is offered concerning the effect of the design of a technological object on behaviour, the inter-related nature of goals and feedback in guiding performance, the effect on fuel economy of different driving styles, and the various challenges brought by hybrid and electric vehicles, including range anxiety, workload and distraction, complexity, and novelty. This is followed by a discussion on the potential applicability of a particular design framework, namely Ecological Interface Design, to the design of in-vehicle interfaces that encourage energy-conserving driving behaviours whilst minimising distraction and workload, thus ensuring safety.

Text
__soton.ac.uk_ude_personalfiles_users_jr1d11_mydesktop_ePrints_Sustainability, transport and design.pdf - Other
Download (236kB)

More information

Published date: October 2013
Venue - Dates: 5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2013-10-26 - 2013-10-30
Organisations: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 371791
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/371791
ISBN: 978-1-4503-2478-6
PURE UUID: 53f1d0d1-1b21-43c8-afd5-1aaa74078d93
ORCID for Neville A. Stanton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3279
ORCID for R. McIlroy: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0326-8101

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 18 Nov 2014 14:03
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:32

Export record

Altmetrics

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×