Combination of an on-board logging device with CAN-interface, GPS, GPRS, and internet for surveying long term travel and driving behaviour

The methodology of the long-term survey within the Flemish research program "An activity-based approach for surveying and modelling travel behaviour" is described. The travel and driving behaviour of 30 respondents was monitored for a year. The methodology consists of using an on-board vehicle device and a web-application. The on-board device is equipped with a GPRS-modem, a GPS system and a CAN-interface. The GPS system enables the monitoring of travel behaviour. Driving behaviour will be studied by logging various CAN-parameters (e.g. revs per minute, chosen gear etc). Data will be transmitted to a central server with the GPRS-network. Respondents can access the data on a web-application and provide additional information. The gathered information will be used to develop a regional activity-based travel model, and to assess the long term effect of training on eco-driving by analyzing the fuel consumption and simulating the emissions before and after such training. For the covering abstract see ITRD E140665.

  • Authors:
    • DENYS, T
    • BROEKX, S
  • Publication Date: 2007


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  • Accession Number: 01155224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2010 10:57AM