PASSENGER CAR FUEL ECONOMY DURING NON-URBAN DRIVING

Since the FTP does not represent the type of driving done in rural areas, especially on highways, a driving cycle to assess highway fuel economy was a desirable supplement. The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "highway" cycle was constructed from actual speed-versus-time traces generated by an instrumented test car driven over a variety of nonurban roads and highways. This cycle reflects the correct proportion of operation on each of the four major types of nonurban roads and preserves the non-steady-state characteristics of real-world driving. /GMR

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Austin, T C
    • Hellman, K H
    • Paulsell, C D
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #740592
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM