Energy Efficient Intersection Control: Pilot Evaluation Results

Reducing fuel consumption and emissions of large trucks is the central goal of the FREILOT project. One method to reduce fuel consumption is to reduce the number of stops in an urban environment. In Helmond, the Netherlands, this has been implemented with a cooperative priority system at 14 major intersections, providing priority to a specific fleet of trucks. Measurements on the behaviour of the trucks and the traffic controllers have been collected during a year of real-life operation. This paper describes the priority system, the evaluation methodology and the results of the priority system pilot. Besides the fuel consumption also business related results, like the commercial viability of the system, are presented.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
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  • Authors:
    • Koenders, Eric
    • Blom, Gert
    • Lorenzo, Rosa Blanco
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  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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  • Accession Number: 01496398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2013 3:38PM