Reducing Winter Maintenance Equipment Fuel Consumption Using Advanced Vehicle Data Analytics

The premise of this project is that by mining and analyzing in-use vehicle data, snowplow vehicle fuel use can be reduced while still providing a critical service for roadway safety and convenience. The proposed research builds from existing work in vehicle powertrain and routing co-optimization (VPRO) to harness large quantities of vehicle data to improve vehicle fuel consumption and lower operating costs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $212919
  • Contract Numbers:

    1003325 WO#63

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Minnesota

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    111 Church Street SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
  • Principal Investigators:

    Northrop, William

  • Start Date: 20180626
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01668375
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1003325 WO#63
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 2 2018 2:15PM