Statistical Vehicle Specific Power Profiling of Heavy-Duty Vehicles for Mountainous Highways

  • Tao ChenEmail author
  • Meng-xue Li
  • Hong-jing Feng
  • Bin Chen
  • Yan Gao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 503)


Based on the previous studies, the characteristics of VSP distribution of heavy-duty diesel vehicles and their impacts due to varying highway grades, as well as velocity factors measured on a mountainous highway in China were investigated. Data were collected using a CAN Bus adapter and a car video recorder mounted on the test vehicles. Statistical distribution models with a scope of bins are established and identified through a goodness of fit test approach by using the sample data. Finally, the model was verified through a goodness of fit testing approach by using a portion of data collected from the mountainous highway. Relative errors between fuel consumption estimates and actual fuel use were generally under 10%, which verifies the reliability and effectiveness of VSP distribution model for heavy-duty diesel vehicles for the mountainous highway.


Heavy-duty diesel Mountainous highway Vehicle-specific power distribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tao Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Meng-xue Li
    • 1
  • Hong-jing Feng
    • 2
  • Bin Chen
    • 3
  • Yan Gao
    • 4
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Automotive Transportation Safety Techniques of Ministry of TransportChang’an UniversityXi’anPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Beijing New Energy Automobile CoBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Sichuan College Key Laboratory of Road Traffic SafetySichuan Vocational and Technical College of CommunicationsChengduChina
  4. 4.The Institute for Traffic Management of Ministry of Public SecurityWuxiPeople’s Republic of China

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