Energy Conservation and Feedback Metering for the Automobile: Ideal Requirements

Weber, R. J. (1980). Energy conservation and feedback metering for the automobile: Ideal requirements. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 16, 4, 301-302.

To conserve gasoline, it is desirable to have feedback on fuel consumed as a function of driving and maintenance conditions. Requirements for an ideal feedback metering system include (a) presence of understandable units, (b) immediacy of feedback, (c) specificity of information, (d) memory of past and cumulative performance, and (e) ease of use. The metering presently available as standard equipment failed all these requirements. (4 ref)

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