Eco-driving can reduce emissions by more than 50 percent at signalized intersections.

Experience using the MOVES model to estimate the benefits of eco-driving.

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This research used the EPA Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES) and a genetic algorithm to estimate the potential benefits of implementing eco-driving controls at a signalized intersection designed to detect traffic conditions, modify signal phasing, and communicate with drivers to optimize speed profiles and smooth traffic flow to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and limit intersection delay. A sensitivity analysis was conducted to analyze and compare performance using a variety of speed trajectories to get a range of impacts on emissions (Nitrogen oxide) and travel time.


The results of the case study indicated that eco-driving can reduce emissions by more than 50 percent and reduce travel time by about seven percent compared to a normal driving strategy.

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An Optimization Model for Eco-Driving at Signalized Intersection

Author: Chen,Zhi ; Yunlong Zhang; and Jinpeng Lv

Published By: Prepared for the 93th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board

Source Date: 01/12/2014



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Benefit ID: 2015-01000