Research Output

Driving cycle pattern for cars in medium sized city of India.

  The regulatory modified Indian driving cycle has uniform acceleration and
deceleration pattern and uniform speed as it is adopted from European driving cycle. In
medium sized city of Patna in India, the driving pattern changes substantially especially in
absence of traffic signal and flat terrain. Also geometry of the city is such that cruising time
for driver are more in vehicle operation. In this study seven routes have been selected which
cater different land use patterns such as residential, commercial, education hubs, Industrial
etc. Results show that average driving speed is 19.37 kmph with average idling of 20% in a
trip. Results can be used to estimate real world fuel and emission and also value of travel time
wasted during idling.

  • Date:

    31 December 2013

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies

  • Library of Congress:

    HE Transportation and Communications

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    388 Transportation; ground transportation

Citation

Sinha, S., & Kumar, R. (2013). Driving cycle pattern for cars in medium sized city of India. In A. Fujiwara (Ed.), Proceedings of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 224. Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies

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Keywords

Driving cycle; cars; fuel emission; vehicle operating modes;

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