Gamified eco-driving: A systematic literature review

Eetu Wallius, Dicle Berfin Köse

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Due to the ongoing social turmoil and the climate crisis, passenger road vehicles face increasing pressure to improve energy-efficiency. A central aspect of this endeavor is to motivate drivers to adopt a more energy-efficient driving style. In that respect, the use of information systems (IS) can be a game changer. Among motivational IS, especially gamification is a promising approach to encourage eco-driving as it has the potential to direct user behavior by providing positive experiences like those experienced when playing games. However, despite the emerging interest on gamified eco-driving, there is a lack of comprehensive understanding on how gamification has been applied in the eco-driving domain, hindering the understanding of how it should be designed in this context and what areas need further research inquiries. Therefore, this study synthesizes existing research on gamified eco-driving (17 studies) through a systematic literature review. Based on the results, performance-based and social gamification are most applied, while they aim at encouraging a relatively comprehensive set of different ecodriving behaviors by addressing the motivational hurdles related to eco-driving. We encourage future research endeavors to consider a wider variety of gamification types and be more transparent about the goals of implementing gamification and evaluate the psychological effects accordingly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International GamiFIN Conference
EditorsMila Bujić, Prajwal DSouza, Nannan Xi, Juho Hamari
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventGamiFIN Conference - , Finland
Duration: 18 Apr 202321 Apr 2023

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


ConferenceGamiFIN Conference


  • eco-driving
  • Energy efficiency
  • gamification
  • systematic literature review

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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