Training urban bus drivers to promote smart driving: A note on a Greek eco-driving pilot program
ridership - drivers, place - urban, mode - bus
Urban transit, Pilot studies, Greece, Fuel consumption, Ecodriving, Driver training, Bus operators, Bus driving, Bus drivers, Behind the wheel instruction
Economical, ecological and safe driving (eco-driving) is aimed at reducing fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and accidents. Eco-driving is concerned about driving in a way compatible with modern engine technology: smart, smooth and safe techniques that lead to potential fuel savings of 10-15%. The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources of Greece conducted an eco-driving pilot study in collaboration with the Organization of Urban Transportation of Athens, and the Thermo-Bus Company to assess the effects of changing urban bus drivers' driving style. Results showed an overall 4.35% reduction in fuel consumption per km as a result of the training.
Zarkadoula, Maria, Zoidis, Grigoris, Tritopoulou, Efthymia, (2007). Training urban bus drivers to promote smart driving: A note on a Greek eco-driving pilot program. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 449-451.