The vehicle emissions and performance monitoring system: Analysis of tailpipe emissions and vehicle performance

Robert B. Noland, Washington Y. Ochieng, Mohammed A. Quddus, Robin J. North, John W. Polak

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Abstract

This paper describes tailpipe emission results generated by the Vehicle Performance and Emissions Monitoring system (VPEMS). VPEMS integrates on-board emissions and vehicleldriver performance measurements with positioning and communications technologies, to transmit a coherent spatio-temporally referenced dataset to a central base station in near real time. These results focus on relationships between tailpipe emissions of CO, CO2, NOx, and speed and acceleration. Emissions produced by different driving modes are also presented. Results are generally as one would expect, showing variation between vehicle speed, vehicle acceleration and emissions. Data is based upon a test run in central London on urban streets with speeds not exceeding about 65 km/h. The results presented demonstrate the capabilities of the system. Various issues remain with regard to validation of the data and expansion of the system capability to obtain additional vehicle performance data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-447
Number of pages17
JournalTransportation Planning and Technology
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation

Keywords

  • Emissions monitoring
  • Environmental impact
  • GPS
  • Modal emissions
  • On-board sensors
  • Traffic flow

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