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Engineering and Construction
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Standard Drive Cycle recreation from general driving behaviour Mostafa [ last name ]1, [ any other author]2 1Institute of ABC, University of [university name ] 2 Institute of XYZ, University of [university name ] Abstract. In many parts of the world car manufacturers are required by law to state the fuel economy performance of their vehicles when undertaking one or more Standard Drive Cycles such as the Urban and Extra Urban test cycle definitions required in Western Europe.
This paper documents the early stages of a research project which aims to segment the Standard Drive Cycle definitions into a series of operating characteristic windows which can then be searched for and automatically extracted from general driving behaviour of a car on the road, and thereafter concatenated to re-creating a real-world equivalent of the Standard Drive Cycle without the need for rolling road or laboratory testing. 1 Introduction Fuel economy has risen to prominence in recent years and most automobile markets require adherence to local fuel economy standards. It has been realised that fuel economy figures importantly to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to deal with energy conservation. Globally, the need for oil has been on the increase even though there is a global economic recession (An et al., 2011, p.1). The measurement of fuel economy takes on various different forms but the basic contention is to see what unit volume of fuel is required to travel a certain distance (GFEI, 2013). ...
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