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The measurement of vehicular driving cycle within the city of Edinburgh.

Esteves-Booth, A, Muneer, Tariq, Kirby, Howard, Kubie, Jorge and Hunter, J (2001) The measurement of vehicular driving cycle within the city of Edinburgh. Transportation Research Part D Transport and Environment, 6 (3). pp. 209-220. ISSN 1361 9209

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In this paper, the development of a driving cycle for the urban area of the city of Edinburgh is presented. The driving cycle was obtained from recorded data in actual traffic conditions, using the car chase technique. A new statistical method of analysing the recorded data was developed. The proposed TRAffic Flow IndeX (TRAFIX) enables the calculation of a representative driving cycle from the various measurements undertaken during two stages of experiments. Data from the City of Edinburgh Council traffic monitoring stations were weighted in proportion to traffic flows on the constituent driving routes. A comparison between the European ECE cycle and the presently proposed Edinburgh driving cycle (EDC) has also been made.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1361 9209
Electronic ISSN: 1879-2340
Uncontrolled Keywords: Driving cycles; On-board measurements; Vehicle operational modes; Urban traffic conditions; Statistical method; Traffic Flow Index; Edinburgh;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 625 Engineering of railroads & roads
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 1895
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2008 09:44
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2013 11:48
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1895

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