Fuel consumption of motor vehicles in Sydney

This paper describes the development and potential applications of models of fuel consumption rates for both heavy and light motor vehicles in Sydney. The major variables incorporated are average traffic speed and vehicle weight. However the effects of a range of other traffic and vehicle variables, together with such factors as temperatures and gradients, are analysed as they apply in Sydney and included into appropriate constants. Independent estimates of fuel sales in Sydney verify the accuracy of the fuel consumption rate models. Designed to be used in conjunction with highway network models for Sydney, the fuel consumption rate equations can be used to provide a detailed geographical picture of fuel consumption on Sydney's roads. Amongst other applications, the models have also been used as the basis for a comprehensive inventory of total internal transport energy in the city. However they have certain limitations in assessing the effectiveness of traffic management, and the paper concludes by discussing these along with directions for future development (a). This paper is no 80013.


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  • Accession Number: 01438283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:27PM