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

  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.

Citation

Esteves-Booth, A., Muneer, T., Kirby, H., Kubie, J. & Hunter, J. (2001). The measurement of vehicular driving cycle within the city of Edinburgh. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 6, 209-220. doi:10.1016/S1361-9209(00)00024-9. ISSN 1361-9209

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Keywords

Driving cycles; On-board measurements; Vehicle operational modes; Urban traffic conditions; Statistical method; Traffic Flow Index; Edinburgh;

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