REAL-WORLD DRIVING CYCLE: CASE STUDY OF BAQUBAH, IRAQ
DIYALA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES,
2017, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 39-47
Abstract- This work presents a new real world driving cycle for Baqubah city, Iraq. The crucial factor for estimation of fuel consumption and emissions is the driving cycle. The suggested method is to generate microtrips, which calculated from real world driving cycle data and then choose the most frequent of them. The constructed driving cycle (1052 seconds) compared with some standards driving cycle including New York, federal test procedure, urban dynamometer driving schedule, united states, Japan and European driving cycle (NY, FTPCOL, UDDS, US06, JPN, and EUDC) light vehicle driving cycles. The parameters such as acceleration, deceleration, and idle percentage are presented to give an initial impression about this driving cycle. The results for these parameters for Baqubah driving cycle were 50.34%, 48.52%, and 25.61% respectively. Moreover, the average speed of Baqubah driving cycle was 21.63 km/h (13.45 mph). These results give strong encouragement considering hybrid electric vehicles for Baqubah city.
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