Eco-Driving Modeling Environment

The U. S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has been working on several initiatives to reduce traffic-related vehicle emissions and fuel consumption to help the nation's transportation activities become more sustainable and cost-effective. In recent years, eco-driving has been identified as one promising solution to palliate environmental and fuel consumption issues. Eco-driving is a collection of driving techniques designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in existing vehicles. Drivers are slowly becoming educated on the techniques of eco-driving but currently few tools exist to educate and train drivers about eco-driving practices. This proposed research project aims to develop a driver-simulator-based tool to evaluate driver behavior and to reliably estimate or measure fuel consumption and emissions. The proposed tool consists of a driving simulator integrated with an advanced engine modeling software in a hardware-in-the-loop modeling environment. The high-fidelity driving simulator has the advantages of being able to accurately simulate multiple driving environments and provide real-time feedback to the driver. The engine modeling tool (GT-Suite) has the advantage of modeling vehicle performance and produce accurate vehicle emission and fuel consumption estimates


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $92602.00
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology

    University of Idaho, Moscow
    115 Engineering Physics Building
    Moscow, ID  United States  83844-0901
  • Principal Investigators:

    Den Braven, Karen

    Abdel-Rahim, Ahmed

  • Start Date: 20130903
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160131
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35257

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01563590
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTC17, KLK914
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 19 2015 1:00AM