Using driving log by UC-win/Road, the Eco Drive Plugin calculates fuel consumption and carbon footprint of driving and makes a graph.

UC-win/Road ECO Drive Plugin

Initial Release: 2009.08.04


Related Product: UC-win/Road

Program Overview

The Eco-Drive plug-in of UC-win/Road is software module that calculates the fuel consumption and carbon footprint of individual vehicles whilst driving through a 3D VR model and creates graphs by means of UC-win/Road's driving log.

UC-win/Road Driving Simulator Product Information page

▲Screen of Eco Drive Plugin

▲ECO Drive ranking

Related Information

It is a drive education package for kids, where an advanced technology is taken. You can experience from the driving in 3DVR environment and the scenario of daily driving to the handling of the danger on road and unexpected event.

  • It's possible to operate VR-Drive if the steering system for game of Logitec Corp. and PC which has the required graphics card are prepared besides VR-Drive software.

  • VR-Drive is composed of the driving scenario designed by the specialists of 3D environment and road safety.
    A flexible customization of 3D environment is possible and the event at the time of a specific driving can be generated as specified. (To be quoted separately.)

●Interactive Driving Scenario
  • The driving scenario under various conditions (pedestrians, bicycle, turning left, turning right and bad view on road) is prepared in VR-Drive.
    Young drivers can experience the danger which is very closer to reality on a road while dealing with the scenario of driving.

●Report of Driving Skill
  • The report is created after finishing each driving scenario.
    It's possible for the experienced drivers to advise properly by reference to this report.

●Eco Drive Report
  • The report of the amount of the CO2 emission and the fuel consumption is created for each driving.
    Young drivers can learn to defend person's life while driving and learn to contribute to the environmental protection as well.

●Visual Effect
  • The drive in various environments such as the difference of the whether (ex. rain and snow) or driving in a various time in a day (ex. daytime and night) etc. can be experienced.
    Additionally, the surrounding environment such as the wind, flood, fire and smoke can be set.

▲Course selection


Functions and Features

Evaluation Formula of Carbon Footprint *1

In general, it is known that a vehicle's carbon dioxide emission or carbon footprint (E) is in proportion to its fuel consumption, and it has been shown that it can be appropriately quantified by three key factors: "Travel time T", "Travel distance D" and the variation in speed "Fluctuating vehicle speed". The Eco-Drive plug-in calculates fuel consumption and carbon footprint using a formula (1) based on results obtained from the UC-win/Road driving log.

E: Amount of CO2 discharged during travel time (kg-C)
T: Travel time (sec)
D: Travel distance (m)
K: The number of the speed measurement point
δk: When a speed is higher than at the previous point; 1 , Other case; 0
vk: Running speed at "K" point (m/sec)
Kc: Emission factor CO2 0.00231 kg-C/petrol (cc) (Ministry of Environment, 1999)

*1 T.Oguchi, M.Ktakura and M.Taniguchi" Carbon Dioxide emission model in actual urban road vehicular traffic conditions", Journal of Infrastructure Planning and Management (JSCE), No.695/IV-54,125-136,2002.1

Main features

  1. During driving, speedometer, accelerator and brake condition, and fuel consumption are displayed on screen in real time, helping environmentally friendly driving.
  2. Outputs driving log simultaneously and displays Eco-Drive Analysis Viewer.
  3. Eco-Drive Analysis Viewer shows the figure of T: Travel time, D: Travel distance, Q: fuel consumption and E: carbon footprint. Also makes graphs of acceleration, speed, fuel consumption per hour, cumulative fuel consumption, carbon footprint per hour, cumulative carbon footprint.
  4. Users can change each parameter in the evaluation formula of carbon footprint as well.
  5. You can output the result as CSV file and use the result.
  6. Besides Eco-Drive Analysis Viewer, it has a function of showing "Eco-Driving Ranking".
    It makes ranking based on fuel consumption and carbon footprint and displays the result.
    (In this case, the items shown are different from those shown in Eco-Drive Analysis Viewer.)

▲Eco-Drive Analysis Viewer

▲screen of Eco-Drive plug-in

▲"Eco-Drive" Ranking

Validation Example

A simple experiment was conducted to calculate the carbon footprint generated by sudden starting and stopping. A ‘virtual' car was driven through one of Forum 8's 3D City Models using the UC-win/Road 3D Virtual Reality software system with the Eco-Drive plug-in. The conditions were as follows; (1) Drive the same course of distance 1km, (2) Must stop at an intersection, (3) No speed limit, (4) Try several different type of driving from gentle to rough.

Case Name Travel Distance
Fuel Consumption
Carbon Footprint
Driving Condition
TEST-1 1.018 0.180 0.415 Hard driving with sudden starts and sudden stops
TEST-3 1.018 0.147 0.339
TEST-4 1.025 0.102 0.237 Driving seldom with sudden starts and sudden stops
TEST-5 1.02 0.098 0.226


Driving hard with sudden stops and starts results in an increase in both fuel consumption and carbon footprint. On the other hand, when driving more gently, the results of both fuel consumption and carbon footprint tend to decrease. Therefore, driving with less speed change is expected to reduce carbon footprint.


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Product Configuration


UC-win/Road Ultimate UC-win/Road
including all plugins
UC-win/Road Driving Sim UC-win/Road
UC-win/Road ECO Drive Plugin
and other plugins
VR-Drive UC-win/Road Presentation Version
UC-win/Road ECO Drive Plugin
UC-win/Road ECO Drive Plugin Plugin only USD3,360

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Paying 40% of the product price allows anyone to use the product on any PC anywhere in the world.



UC-win/Road Ultimate USD6,880
UC-win/Road Driving Sim USD4,400
VR-Drive USD312
UC-win/Road ECO Drive Plugin USD1,344

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* We are sequentially making a transition from the maintenance-support service to [Subscription Service] from April 1, 2016 in order to enhance support for diverse product usage and to reduce license management cost.

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Subscription (UC-win/Road ECO Drive Plugin) Free USD1,344
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