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 United States 90007
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 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