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Real-world driving cycle in heterogeneous traffic conditions in Delhi for sustainable transport systems

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Real-world driving cycle in heterogeneous traffic conditions in Delhi for sustainable transport systems

RAVINDRA KUMAR, PURNIMA PARIDA, BHUJANG KANGA DURAI, CSIR-CENTRAL ROAD RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INDIA
WAFAA SALEH, EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY, UK
Purpose -- The purpose of this paper is to improve the understanding of driving conditions in India that are heterogeneous in nature.
Design/methodology/approach -- The driving cycle data were collected using GPS on different types of both motorised and non-motorised modes of transport, e.g. car, auto rickshaw, bus, motorcycle and cycle rickshaw and bicycle on different traffic corridors in Delhi.
Findings -- Research findings show that driving cycles differ for different types of vehicles. Therefore, each mode should be encouraged based on their average speed-time sequence in any traffic mix. The real-world driving cycle will be also useful for the understanding of fuel consumption and emissions in real-world scenarios in order to control vehicle emissions properly, achieve fuel efficiency and to obtain a more sustainable transport system.
Originality/value -- This type of research has not been carried out in any Indian city.
Keywords Driving cycle, Emission, Fuel consumption, Heterogeneous, Mixed traffic
Paper type Research paper

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