Muscle fatigue comparison of eco-driving and normal driving

Shigeyuki Yamabe, Rencheng Zheng, Kimihiko Nakano, Yoshihiro Suda

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While global warming is concerned, eco-driving is proposed for reduction of vehicle CO2discharges. Eco-driving is a driving mode through driver behaviors mainly about accelerator work such as smoothing acceleration at start, preservation of the steady speed and active use of engine brake.However, few studies clarified muscle fatigue of driver to analyze driver behaviors during eco-driving.In this study, in virtue of a universal driving simulator (DS), driving experiments by subjects were conducted in the modes of normal driving, eco-driving,and eco-driving with eco-indicator.Inthe experiments, surface electromyography (sEMG) of leg musclesof driver was measured to clarify muscle fatiguesin different driving modes, and further driver behaviors were also analyzed. Through comparing analysisresults, it is validated that eco-driving with eco-indicator is effective as an eco-assistant-system.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 16
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Motion and Vibration Control, MOVIC 2010 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2010 Aug 172010 Aug 20


Conference10th International Conference on Motion and Vibration Control, MOVIC 2010


  • Driving simulator
  • Eco-driving
  • Muscle fatigue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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