Development and Demonstration of Advanced Methods for Quantifying Freight Truck Activity, Energy Use, and Emissions

The emissions model, MOVES Lite, is based on data used in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) emissions factor model, but runs over 3,000 times faster. However, as yet, no such tool is available for heavy duty traffic simulation and estimation of the effect of heavy duty vehicle activity on energy use and emissions concurrently with light duty vehicles. Such a tool would enable assessment of traffic and transportation control measures, as well as policies specifically aimed at heavy duty trucks (e.g., idle reduction), with respect to regional-scale energy use and emissions. The objective of this project is to develop a simplified microscale model, MOVES Lite, for estimation of energy use and emissions of heavy duty freight trucks based on 1 Hz speed trajectories.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
    208 Mann Hall
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27695-7908

    National Transportation Center at Maryland

    1124 Glenn Martin Hall
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD  United States  20742

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Frey, H Christopher
    • Khan, Tanzila
  • Publication Date: 2017-12


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 69p

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  • Accession Number: 01666068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTC2015-MU-R-04
  • Created Date: Mar 13 2018 9:41AM