Eco-Speed Control for Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Buses in the Vicinity of Signalized Intersections

The proposed research effort builds on a TranLIVE and Connected Vehicle Initiative University Transportation Centers (UTC) project that developed a dynamic Eco-Speed Control (ESC) system designed to reduce the fuel consumption levels of conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in the vicinity of signalized intersections. The proposed effort extends previous research to develop algorithms tailored to hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and buses. Consequently, the objective of the proposed study is to develop and test a dynamic ESC system that computes the optimum vehicle trajectories of ICE vehicles, HEVs, and buses in the vicinity of signalized intersections while considering dynamic traffic conditions, vehicle powertrain type (ICE and HEV) and electric battery state-of-charge. As part of this effort, the team will develop ESC algorithms for HEVs and buses using predictive energy estimation models to identify the optimum speed profiles using information from surrounding vehicles and upcoming signalized intersections. Field tests of these systems will be conducted on the Smart Road test facility. Furthermore, the Morgan State University (MSU) team members will implement and test the proposed ESC algorithm on a driving simulator under different conditions (e.g., roadway speed limit, time to the next signal phase, and vehicle type). The anticipated outcome will be a comprehensive ESC system that is tailored for different vehicle types and engine technologies.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC33

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    United States Department of Transportation - FHWA - LTAP

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061

    Morgan State University

    1700 E. Coldspring Lane
    Baltimore, Maryland  United States  21251

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061

    Morgan State University

    1700 E. Coldspring Lane
    Baltimore, Maryland  United States  21251
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rakha, Hesham

    Chen, Hao

    Jeihani, Mansoureh

    Chavis, Celeste

  • Start Date: 20160501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01593656
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC33
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 15 2016 2:30PM