Connected Vehicle Technologies for Energy Efficient Urban Transportation

Connected vehicle technology is employed to optimize the vehicle’s control system in real-time to reduce congestion, improve fuel economy, and reduce emissions. This project’s goal was to develop a two-way communication system to upload vehicle data to a server at the Traffic Management Center (TMC) or to other servers in real-time, and download traffic information from TMC or other sources to the vehicle. To pursue this task, a computational optimization model was developed in order to send the optimal control strategies to the vehicle. The model’s results were analyzed to evaluate reductions in traffic congestion and improvements in vehicle efficiency and fuel economy. The optimization module was integrated with an on-board control system to maximize fuel efficiency based on real-time traffic inputs and navigational guidance. Durability was also added to the optimization model to improve the lifetime of fuel cell system. The ultimate goal is to implement an intelligent power management system to optimize fuel consumption, emission and durability all at the same time leveraging real-time traffic information.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01663161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC33
  • Files: UTC, NTL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2018 10:24AM