OPERATING COSTS OF CARS IN URBAN AREAS

THE RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF A RECENT STUDY ON GASOLINE CONSUMPTION IN URBAN TRAFFIC. SOME RELATIONSHIPS WERE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN GASOLINE RATES AND VARIOUS TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS, SUCH AS TRAVEL TIME, STOPPED TIME, NUMBER OF STOPS, NUMBER OF GEAR CHANGES AND BRAKE APPLICATIONS, FOR A TEST CAR OF POPULAR MAKE. AVERAGE TRAVEL SPEED EMERGED AS A MAJOR SINGLE FACTOR BY WHICH GASOLINE RATES COULD BE PREDICTED. THE RATES OF GASOLINE CONSUMPTION FOR CARS OTHER THAN THE TEST CAR WERE RELATED TO THEIR GROSS WEIGHTS AND THE ORIGINAL RELATIONSHIP WAS EXTENDED TO COVER SMALL AND MEDIUM CARS. OTHER VEHICLE OPERATING COST FACTORS WERE EVALUATED BY A STUDY OF RECORDS FROM A LARGE SYDNEY ORGANIZATION. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GASOLINE RATES AND THREE OTHER COST FACTORS: OIL, TIRES, AND MAINTENANCE/REPAIRS WERE INVESTIGATED USING A SAMPLE OF THESE VEHICLES. THE COST PER MILE WAS FOUND TO DEPEND ON THE AVERAGE SIZE OF CAR USING THE ROUTE UNDER STUDY. IT IS EMPHASIZED THAT THIS STUDY WAS LIMITED TO AN INVESTIGATION OF RUNNING COST ONLY.

  • Record URL:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 4, Pt 1, PAPER NO 458, PP 475-504, 8 FIG, 10 TAB
  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • PELENSKY, E
    • Blunden, W R
    • Munro, R D
    • SAGGERS, W H
    • Clark, N
    • Soloman, T
    • Fisher, N W
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1968

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1970 12:00AM