With no in-cab display - and thus compatible with systems that use line-of-sight driving - the focus is on empowering drivers to make smarter more efficient driving decisions to deliver significant energy savings.
The more efficient transitions between acceleration, coasting and braking, also benefits passengers too delivering a smoother ride. The less frequent braking also reduces wear and tear in brake components.
No in-cab display - DriveSmart is about driver teams applying their own knowledge
Simulations of routes in both China and the UK has demonstrated potential reduction in traction power use of between 10% and 25%.
The system has been installed on the Edinburgh Tram system since April 2018 delivering a reduction in power requirements of 17% in the areas it is used. The experiences of their engineering and driver teams following DriveSmart's first year can be seen in the two minute video above.
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