Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Carbon footprint of light vehicles: road gradient effect.
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
Despite significant efforts to improve traffic emission models, limited attempts have been made to include the road gradient effect on light vehicles missions. This study aims to analyze this effect on carbon footprint of light vehicles under different traffic and alignment conditions. To this end, the study includes the results of on-board emission measurements using a gasoline Light-Duty Vehicle (LDV) along selected routes of the Spanish road network. The findings show up the relationship between the road gradient and CO2 emissions in LDV. Outcomes show that hilly stretches with more than 3% slope produce an increase of emissions by 60% when comparing to flat sections. Conclusions highlight the importance of considering road alignment when modeling traffic emissions.
International
No
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Fundación General de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
ISBN
978-84-695-9361-5
Series
Book title
I Jornada sobre Vehículos y Transportes: I+D+i en la UPM.
From page
58
To page
66
Participants
  • Autor: Sara Hernandez Del Olmo (UPM)
  • Autor: Natalia Sobrino Vazquez (UPM)
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
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