Fuel-Consumption and CO2 Emissions Modells for Traffic

  • Venkatesan KanagarajEmail author
  • Martin Treiber


Calculating fuel consumption and emissions is a typical offline analysis step that uses the data previously obtained by simulations or observations. Depending on the aggregation level and level of detail, we distinguish several global, macroscopic, and microscopic approaches. The focus of this chapter is on a microscopic physics-based model with a high level of detail. Such models take as input speed and acceleration profiles (as obtained from microscopic simulations or real trajectory data) and the engine speed (as obtained from gear-shift schemes). The outputs are instantaneous fuel consumption and emission rates (CO2 and others) on a single-vehicle basis.



The first author is supported by a fellowship of the Alexander Von Humboldt Research Foundation, Germany at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technical University of DresdenDresdenGermany

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