Comparison of Melbourne driving characteristics with the NEDC and WLTC

Stasinopoulos, P, Shiwakoti, N, Seidl, T and Wong, A 2018, 'Comparison of Melbourne driving characteristics with the NEDC and WLTC', in Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2018), Darwin, Australia, 30 October - 1 November 2018, pp. 1-11.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Comparison of Melbourne driving characteristics with the NEDC and WLTC
Author(s) Stasinopoulos, P
Shiwakoti, N
Seidl, T
Wong, A
Year 2018
Conference name ATRF 2018
Conference location Darwin, Australia
Conference dates 30 October - 1 November 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2018)
Publisher Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF)
Place of publication Darwin, Australia
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Abstract In Australia, all new motorised road vehicles sold must undergo test procedures to measure the fuel consumption and emissions. Currently, the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is used. Regulations might change, like they have in other countries, to abandon the NEDC in favour of the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Cycles (WLTC). Evidence from many countries, including Australia, suggests that the NEDC underestimates fuel consumption and emissions. Evidence also suggests that the WLTC can provide more accurate estimates when used with the appropriate procedures but that it could also provide underestimates `when driving characteristics are not representative. The aim of the present study is to determine the representativeness of the NEDC and WLTC for car driving in Australia. Primary data of Melbourne driving is collected and analysed using statistical tests. The results show evidence for many driving-cycle characteristics being different for Melbourne than for the NEDC and WLTC, but more data are required to increase certainty.
Subjects Transport Engineering
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