Use the Driving Simulator to Synthesize the Related Vehicle Specific Power (VSP) for Emission and Fuel Consumption Estimations

Vehicle emissions are highly related to the operation of vehicles, which is partially reflected in the speed and acceleration profiles and results in different Vehicle Specific Power (VSP) and operating modes. In the real world, it is very difficult to arbitrary change a control strategy. This research uses the advanced driving simulator to test the resulted speed and acceleration, and thus the vehicle emissions. Various traffic control scenarios will be prepared and a group of subjects that represents the populations in gender, driving experiences, age, etc. in the region will be recruited for simulator lab testing. The operational variables such as speed and acceleration rate for each participant under each control scenario will be recorded and finally retrieved from the system. VSP and operating mode under different traffic control scenarios will be calculated, and the resulted vehicle emissions and fuel consumptions will be estimated. Finally the impacts of different traffic control strategies to vehicle emissions and fuel consumption will be synthesized, and the results can be used as a reference to field engineers and policy makers.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $120000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas Southern University, Houston

    3100 Cleburne Street
    Houston, TX  United States  77004
  • Principal Investigators:

    Yu, Lei

    Qiao, Fengxiang

  • Start Date: 20120102
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31784

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01571806
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTC17, KLK900-SB-003
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2015 1:01AM