Texas-Specific Drive Cycles and Idle Emissions Rates for Using with EPA's MOVES Model

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) newest emissions model, MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES), utilizes a disaggregate approach that enables the users of the model to create and use local drive schedules (drive cycles) in order to perform an accurate analysis. However, only the national average drive schedules are currently included in the default database of the model. Furthermore, the cold start and idling emissions and activity data of heavy duty diesel trucks (HDDVs) that are included in the MOVES model are based on a very limited number of data sources even though they are very important components of the total on-road mobile source emissions inventory. Research activities will include the estimated emissions from MOVES for different vehicle classes being compared to real-world on-road emissions measurement. Furthermore, the technical and tactical issues of integrating the results of this study into MOVES for formal emissions analyses purposes will be investigated and recommendations will be made based on the findings.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Knowles, William

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Farzaneh, Mohamadreza

  • Start Date: 20100901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 27687

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01568954
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC06, 0-6629
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2015 1:03AM