Development of a driver model to study the effects of real-world driver behaviour on the fuel consumption
McGordon, Andrew, Poxon, John E. W., Cheng, Caizhen, Jones, R. Peter and Jennings, P. A.. (2011) Development of a driver model to study the effects of real-world driver behaviour on the fuel consumption. Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol.225 (No.11). pp. 1518-1530. ISSN 0954-4070Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954407011409116
The real-world fuel economy of vehicles is becoming increasingly important to manufacturers and customers. One of the major influences in this is driver behaviour, but it is difficult to study in a controlled and repeatable manner. An assessment of driver models for studying real-world driver behaviour has been carried out. It has been found that none of the currently existing driver models has sufficient fidelity for studying the effects of real-world driver behaviour on the fuel economy of the individual vehicle. A decision-making process has been proposed which allows a driver model with a range of driving tasks to be developed. This paper reports the initial results of a driver model as applied to the conceptually straightforward scenario of high-speed cruising. Data for the driver model have been obtained through real-world data logging. It has been shown that the simulation driver model can provide a good representation of real-world driving behaviour in terms of the vehicle speed, and this is compared with a number of logged driver speed traces. A comparison of the modelled fuel economy for logged and driver model real-world drivers shows good agreement.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering
Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Automobile drivers, Automobiles -- Fuel consumption -- Simulation methods|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 1518-1530|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Description:||This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council through the Warwick Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre and by the project's industrial partners Arup, Froude Hofmann and Jaguar & LandRover.|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Arup Consulting Engineers, Froude Hofmann, Jaguar Cars Ltd., LandRover|
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