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The project aims primarily to develop a mathematical model that estimates vehicle emissions and fuel consumption as a function of the instantaneous operating parameters of the vehicle. A second aim is to assess the possible influence of improved traffic management on its environmental impact, ie, noise and air pollution. The effects on driver behaviour are examined. The processing of urban speed curves allows the design of 14 driving cycles representative of urban characteristics and of all passenger car behaviour. A model of instantaneous exhaust emission is presented. Thirdly, the long term effects of RTI, vehicle design and regulations on exhaust emissions and noise levels are assessed and compared.

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Bibliographic Reference: Report: V1053/Fin EN (1992) 54 pp., ECU 8.5
Availability: Available from CEC, c/o Ecotec Research and Consulting Ltd., 28-34 Albert Street, Birmingham B4 7UD (GB)
Record Number: 199330449 / Last updated on: 1995-10-17
Original language: en
Available languages: en