Virtual Stop Line Strategy to Reduce Fuel Consumption of Vehicles at Ramp Meters

Ramp meters successfully decrease congestion but leave a burden on the traffic situation at on-ramps. Chaotic queuing leads to many stop-and-go movements and causes inefficiency where fuel consumption is concerned. As part of the eCoMove project, complementary strategies are being designed and evaluated to reduce fuel consumption at metered on-ramps, using vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. This paper presents the design of a strategy for reducing fuel consumption at metered on-ramps as well as its effect as derived from a simulation. The strategy uses virtual stop lines to halt upstream parts of the queue, keeping them from stop-and-go movement. The results obtained from the overall study are promising. Simulations showed that this strategy can reduce fuel consumption at on-ramps with 15 percent. Furthermore, the results of the strategy indicated fuel consumption at metered on- ramps can significantly be reduced by applying strategies which target inefficient stop-and-go movements of vehicles.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 2109.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Woldeab, Zeremariam
    • Vreeswijk, Jaap
    • Bie, Jing
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01538723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2014 9:45AM