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Correction published on 21 January 2016, see Energies 2016, 9(1), 60.

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Energies 2014, 7(6), 3576-3598; doi:10.3390/en7063576

System for Road Vehicle Energy Optimization Using Real Time Road and Traffic Information

University Institute for Automobile Research (INSIA), Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Madrid 28031, Spain
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Received: 28 March 2014 / Revised: 9 May 2014 / Accepted: 21 May 2014 / Published: 2 June 2014
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Abstract

Nowadays, reducing the energy and fuel consumption of road vehicles is a key issue. Different strategies have been proposed. One of them is to promote Eco-driving behaviour among drivers. Most Eco-driving tips take into account only the road stretch where the vehicle is located. However, larger improvements could be achieved if information from subsequent stretches is used. The main objective of this work is to develop a system to warn the driver in real time of the optimal speed that should be maintained on every road segment in order to optimize the energy used and the fuel consumed while observing a time schedule. The system takes into account the road vertical profile, the fixed and variable speed limits and the traffic information retrieved using V2V and V2I communications. The system has been tested on real road sections with satisfactory results in fuel savings.
Keywords: fuel consumption; quasi-static simulation; minimization; dynamic programming (DP); energy reduction; congestion; vehicle communications fuel consumption; quasi-static simulation; minimization; dynamic programming (DP); energy reduction; congestion; vehicle communications
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Jiménez, F.; Cabrera-Montiel, W. System for Road Vehicle Energy Optimization Using Real Time Road and Traffic Information. Energies 2014, 7, 3576-3598.

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