VEHICLE NAVIGATION SYSTEMS AS A MEANS TO REDUCE ENERGY USE IN TRANSPORTATION
The goal of this study is to establish the basis for the assessment of the potential of vehicle navigation systems as a tool to gain a reduction in traffic energy consumption. The most promising functions of the in-vehicle systems in this respect are navigation and route guidance. Dynamic traffic management realised with modern traffic information systems and working in parallel with the dynamic route guidance systems seems to have the highest potential in the task of reducing traffic energy consumption. In the study, the fundamental ideas of vehicle navigation are discussed. Then the categorisation of Road Vehicle Communication (RVC) systems and relevant functions of the in-vehicle systems are presented as the basis for describing various systems. Traffic assignment models are an indispensable instrument in the assessment of vehicle navigation systems in the context of energy saving. Some of the recent models are discussed briefly. Future work will concentrate on a small scale field experiment in the greater Helsinki area and the development and exploitation of a dynamic traffic assignment model to evaluate the possible energy savings in the test area.
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Helsinki University of Technology, FinlandAutomotive Engineering
02150 Espoo 15, Finland
- Karppinen, A
- Publication Date: 1994
- Pagination: 83 p.
- TRT Terms: Driver information systems; Driving; Dynamic models; Energy conservation; Route guidance; Traffic assignment
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00719144
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 9512219794
- Report/Paper Numbers: TKK-KO-AT-1994-1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 21 1996 12:00AM