The influence of intersections on fuel consumption in urban arterial road traffic: A single vehicle test in Harbin, China

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The calculating method for fuel consumption (FC) was put forward and calibrated and the characteristics of the fuel consumption on intersections were analyzed based on 18 groups of vehicular operating data which were acquired from the test experiment of a single vehicle along the urban arterial roads in Harbin, China. The results obtained show that 50.36% of the fuel consumption for the test vehicle was used at the area of intersections compared with 28.9%of the influencing distance and 68.5%of the running time; and 78.4% of them was burnt at the stages of acceleration and idling. Meanwhile, the type (c) of the vehicular operating status was illustrated to be the worst way of reducing fuel consumption, the causes were analyzed and four improvement strategies were put forward. Copyright:

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Wu, L., Ci, Y., Chu, J., & Zhang, H. (2015). The influence of intersections on fuel consumption in urban arterial road traffic: A single vehicle test in Harbin, China. PLoS ONE, 10(9). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0137477

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