Eco-driving and safe driving technology to save lives, environment and money—3 January 2017

Researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have designed an in-car device that aims to persuade drivers to adopt a fuel efficient and safe driving style. The innovative in-vehicle technology will improve safety and save dollars at the petrol pump, and will soon be tested out on Brisbane drivers.

As part of an ARC Discovery Project, Ms Atiyeh Vaezipour from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q) has developed a prototype interface to encourage eco-driving and safe driving, which will be tested by Brisbane drivers in the CARRS-Q simulator.

“By using technology, we believe we can encourage people to be eco-friendly as well as safe behind the wheel,” Ms Vaezipour said. “I think drivers want to save a dollar and want to be more environmentally savvy when it comes to driving, they just need to be shown how.”

Media issued by Queensland University of Technology.

Image: Atiyeh Vaezipour with a prototype of a new device to help drivers use less fuel.
Image courtesy: Anthony Weate/Queensland University of Technology. 

Original Published Date: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017