Webinar: Results and recommendations for the introduction of eco-driving schemes and green-driver assistance systems in European public transport fleets

By Henning Guenter / Updated: 28 Aug 2018
Friday 07 September 2018, 10:00 to 12:00
Language: English
Past event

Eco-driving is driving that optimises the use of energy and contributes significantly to emission reduction as promoted by the European Commission. Identifying and reducing inefficient driving habits and energy-wasting manoeuvres (e.g. harsh braking, needless accelerating) enables public transport operators to reduce both operating costs and emissions as well as to increase passenger safety. In this webinar, taking place on 7 September 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 CET, Rupprecht Consult will present the different technologies tested within the EBSF_2 project and show opportunities for the further uptake of eco-driving schemes through THE PEP partnership on eco-driving as well as the FUTURE RADAR project. The webinar will provide guidance to decision-makers, technicians and driving instructors of public transport operators that are planning to introduce eco-driving schemes in their cities.

After a short introduction by Dr. Wolfgang Backhaus from Rupprecht Consult into the two projects; European Bus System of the Future (EBSF_2) and Future Research, Advanced Development and Implementation Activities for Road Transport (FUTURE RADAR), Prof. MariAnne Karlsson from Chalmers University of Technology will present on the five different eco-driving assistance systems for bus drivers that were tested in Barcelona, Lyon, Madrid and San Sebastian within the EBSF_2 project. The presentation will include highlights from the cross-demonstration analysis as well as the code of practice that resulted from the work in EBSF_2. This will be followed by a presentation from Reinhard Jellinek who will introduce the Transport, Health and Environment Pan European Programme (THE PEP) partnership on eco-driving that was founded in 2012 and aims to build up a knowledge base on eco-driving, foster knowledge exchange and develop standardised certification criteria. Finally, Henning Günter from Rupprecht Consult will close the webinar by giving a summary on recommendations and lessons learnt regarding the introduction of eco-driving schemes and highlighting existing resources that are available to public transport operators and authorities.

It is ensured that enough time will be spent on the discussion of barriers and drivers of eco-driving schemes and green-driving assistance systems.

- 10:00 - 10:15 Introduction and background on the EBSF_2 and Future Radar projects – Wolfgang Backhaus, Rupprecht Consult

- 10:15 - 10:45 (incl. Q&A) Results from the demonstrations on eco-driving support systems in the EBSF_2 project – MariAnne Karlsson, Chalmers University of Technology

- 10:45 - 11:10 (incl. Q&A) THE PEP (Transport, Health and Environment Pan European Programme) partnership on eco-driving – Reinhard Jellinek, Austrian Energy Agency

- 11.10 - 11.20 (incl. Q&A) Recommendations on eco-driving schemes and overview of existing resources – Henning Günter, Rupprecht Consult

- 11:30 End of webinar

For more information please do not hesitate to get in touch with Henning Günter from Rupprecht Consult, organizer of the webinar (h.guenter@rupprecht-consult.eu).