FIELD EVALUATION OF MILES-PER-GALLON METERS
One hundred forty fleet automobiles based in Los Angeles were used to determine the influence of miles-per-gallon meters on fuel economy. Seventy cars were instrumented with the meters, and 70 were used without meters for control purposes. Fuel use and mileage records were collected over a 12-week period. The cars were used primarily for commuting in a mixture of highway, urban, and suburban driving.
Automobile Club of Southern California2601 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA USA 90007
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA USA 02142
- Banowetz, R A
- Bintz, L J
- Publication Date: 1977-11
- Pagination: 37 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis of variance; Automobiles; Field studies; Field tests; Fuel conservation; Fuel consumption; Fuels; Highway transportation; Instrumented vehicles; Measuring instruments; Performance tests; Urban areas
- Old TRIS Terms: Fuel gages
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Energy; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00174736
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-76-53 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1160
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM