ACTUATE - Advanced Training and Education for Safe Eco-driving of Clean Vehicles

The EU funded ACTUATE project (May 2012 – January 2015), which had the aim to optimize driving performance for reduced energy consumption of new and innovative clean vehicles, has now finished. This website will stay operational and you can download a range of training materials, guidelines, promotional campaign elements and informative material about “Advanced Training and Education for Safe Eco-driving of Clean Vehicles” in the “Outputs” section. There you’ll also find the lessons learnt and final brochures!

All these outputs and results of the project shall help public transport providers to train their own drivers in safe eco-driving of clean vehicles in a tried and tested manner.
For general information on the project and/or questions about ACTUATE, please contact the project coordinator via the “Contact” section. 

Latest News


Passengers appreciate eco-friendly driving on public transport vehicles and accept longer journey times

New findings: According to a recently conducted survey amongst 5000 public transport travelers in Leipzig (Germany), Brno (Czech Republic) and Parma (Italy), 80% said that they appreciate the efforts by their local operating companies to train staff on environmentally-friendly and economically-efficient driving methods. (In Parma the level of approval was even 96%!) From those surveyed in all...[more]


Our drivers have an environmentally-friendly foot!

The public transport operator Trasporti Pubblici Parma (TEP) in Italy has developed a brand-new image campaign in order to promote the recent education program and training sessions which the staff members of the company completed. All drivers were trained on the concepts and actual techniques of energy-efficient driving, the reduction of energy consumption in public transportation and the...[more]


Herzliche Einladung: "Train the trainer", Workshop, 10.09.2014, Leipzig,

only for german speaking drivers:  Wir möchten Sie herzlich zu unserem „Train-the-trainer“ Workshop eco-driving von Straßenbahnen am 10.09.2014 – im Anschluss an die VDV Akademie (Fahrlehrer-Weiterbildung für Straßen-/Stadt- und U-Bahn am 08.09.2014 - 09.09.2014)- in Leipzig einladen.Nach Durchführung eines ersten Train-the-trainer Workshops, welches begeistert aufgenommen wurde, haben wir...[more]


Project partners gathered for June meetings in Brno

On 3 and 4 June 2014, the project partners gathered for a series of meetings in Brno, Czech Republic. After a review of previous achievements and results, the formal exchange of lessons learned took center stage. All participants shared information and know-how about the eco-driving training sessions which were held for trams, trolleybuses and hybrid vehicles. It is planned to actively use and...[more]


Drivers make the difference – Massive fuel savings for tractors

According to the Austrian agricultural bulletin “Bauernzeitung”, drivers are the key factor to successfully implementing eco-friendly driving methods and saving substantial amounts of fuel.An illustration printed in the „Bauernzeitung“ shows the driving style and corresponding fuel consumption of three different drivers while operating a 99 kW tractor with a manual transmission. All drivers...[more]


Wiener Linien: 17% less energy consumption

Vienna: The local public transport operator Wiener Linien has succeeded in reducing its energy consumption by 17%! A new study compiled by TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) on behalf of the municipal utilities company Wiener Stadtwerke shows that between 2005 and 2012 these significant energy savings were successfully achieved. Per passenger journey by subway, tramway or bus, Wiener...[more]


3rd of 4th ACTUATE Newsletter is availiable

Here you will find the link to the newsletter: [more]

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