Driving cycle for motorcycles in modern cities: case studies of Edinburgh and Delhi, Prof. Wafaa Saleh, Dr. Ravindra Kumar and Prof. Añil Sharma
Prof. Wafaa Saleh, Dr. Ravindra Kumar
Transport Research Institute (TRI)
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
Prof. Añil Sharma
School of Planning and Architecture
Abstract: Driving cycle is an essential requirement to evaluate the exhaust emissions of various types of vehicles on the chassis dynamometer test. This study presents a real-world comparison of the driving cycles of Edinburgh motorcycles in two world cities; Edinburgh in Scotland and Delhi in India. The two driving cycles (EMDC & DMDC) driving cycle (EMDC) that were was developed through the analysis of experimental data. This data was collected from trips on a number of routes in each city. In Edinburgh, five different routes between the home addresses in the surrounding areas and place of work at Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh were selected. In Delhi data were collected in East Delhi (Geeta Calony) to Central Delhi (Raisena Road). The data collected data was divided into two categories of urban and rural roads in the case of Edinburgh while it was only the urban route in Delhi.. Forty four trips were made on the five designated routes in both urban and rural areas and 12 trips were made in Delhi. The aims of the study were to assess the various parameters (i.e. motorcycle speed, cruise, accelerations and decelerations and percentage time spent in idling) and their statistical validity over total trip lengths for producing a real world EMDC in each of the two cities. The results show that EMDC in Edinburgh, the EMDC has a cycle length of 770 and 656 seconds for urban and rural trips, respectively, which was found more than ECE cycle length. Time spent in acceleration and deceleration modes were found to be significantly higher than any other driving cycle reported to date for motorcycles, reflecting a typical characteristic of the driving cycle in Edinburgh; this was presumably due to diverse driving conditions of motorcycles in the city. In Delhi on the other hand, the DMDC has a cycle length of 847.5 seconds for the urban trips, which higher than that of the EMDC length. The overall percentage time spent in acceleration in Delhi was higher than that of Edinburgh while the time spent in deceleration was lower in Delhi. The overall average speed in the case of Delhi was slightly higher than that of Edinburgh.
Keywords: Motorcycle driving cycle; Edinburgh; Delhi; GPS; Vehicle–operating modes.
Citation: Saleh, W., Kumar, R. and Sharma, A. (2010), "Driving cycle for motorcycles in modern cities: case studies of Edinburgh and Delhi", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 263-274. https://doi.org/10.1108/20425945201000017