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


New Technology to enhance eco-driving skills of bus drivers in Wellington (NZ)

As part of a broad training programme to improve eco-driving skills of Wellington's bus drivers a new technology will be implemented to monitor their driving stlye. The goal is to reduce fuel consumption and emissions and to provide passengers a smoother more comfortable journey, while also reducing the physical wear and tear on vehicles. As the New Zealand Herald reports, the telematic...[more]


Knowledge exchange on training concepts for safe eco-driving with PKT Gdynia

ACTUATE's project coordinator Rupprecht Consult visited Gdynia's public transport operator PKT to exchange knowledge on safe eco-driving training concepts for trolleybuses. PKT Gdynia, an associated partner of the ACTUATE project, is introducing safe eco-driving trainings for their trolleybus drivers as part of a wider modernisation strategy. Already, PKT has installed technical equipment to...[more]


Salzburg – 273 trolleybus drivers trained in safe eco-driving

As the first partner of the ACTUATE consortium, Salzburg AG (SAG) has successfully trained all of its 273 trolleybus drivers in safe eco-driving. An immediate before/after comparison, which was part of the ACTUATE training sessions, showed that more than 90 per cent of all drivers were able to cut down energy consumption (by 20 per cent on average) by applying safe eco-driving techniques. In...[more]


Motivational in-house campaigns to be rolled out soon

In order to support their introduction of safe eco-driving trainings and in order to motivate drivers to apply and retain their newly acquired eco-driving skills, all ACTUATE partners are currently designing motivational in-house campaigns. Every campaign will be tailored to meet specific local requirements.Leipzig for example the idea is to implement a bonus scheme for LVB drivers. By applying...[more]


ACTUATE’s third Partner Meeting in Parma

On 12 and 13 June 2013 the ACTUATE consortium came together for a successful third Partner Meeting in Parma, Italy.To kick-off the meeting, the public transport operators participating in ACTUATE exchanged their views on the safe eco-driving training concepts and materials for different clean vehicles types they have developed. The partners also reported on their experiences with the...[more]


Training materials for safe eco-driving of trolleybuses and hybrid buses now available

As part of the project outputs the ACTUATE partners are developing training concepts and materials for safe eco-driving of clean vehicles. These training materials enable other public transport operators to train their own drivers of clean vehicles in a tried and tested manner. The trainings for trolleybuses in Salzburg and the pilot-trainings for hybrid buses in Leipzig received very positive...[more]


Driver Trainings in Leipzig (DE) off to a promising start

The ACTUATE partners LAB and LVB (Leipzig, Germany) have kicked-off their first training sessions for more energy-efficient and safe driving of their hybrid bus fleet. Just like in Salzburg, the partners from Leipzig have observed some promising results regarding the reduction of energy consumption. On average a five percent reduction of Diesel fuel consumption was observed, which is in line with...[more]

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