Development of a Simulator for Estimating Vehicle Carbon Dioxide Emissions and its Use for Evaluating Signal Control Methods

In Japan, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by vehicles have been increasing year by year and it is well known that CO2 causes a serious global warming problem. For urban traffic control systems, there is a great demand for a simulator which can estimate the current level of the emissions and evaluate impacts on reducing the emissions when new traffic measures are introduced. This paper describes a new tool for estimating the emissions of each traveling vehicle while employing the traffic flow model. In addition, it proposes a traffic signal control algorithm to reduce the emissions on an urban road network. Experimental simulations of traffic in Kawasaki City were conducted to verify the effectiveness of our method, compared to the conventional methods.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01015776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2005 12:39PM