B. Škugor, J. Deur

The Vehicle Fleet Data Collection, Processing, Analysis, and Naturalistic Driving Cycles Synthesis

8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2013.
This paper deals with experimental characterization and analysis of an isolated delivery vehicle fleet system of a local retail company. The on-vehicle data collection is described for a fleet of ten delivery vehicles running continuously over a three month period. Furthermore, a wide statistical analysis of the collected data is presented, in order to provide a basis for future investigation of possible benefits of replacing the conventional vehicle fleet with a hypothetical one based on electric vehicles. Finally, the recorded comprehensive set of driving cycles is used for the purpose of stochastic-based synthesis of a small number of representative driving cycles. Such naturalistic driving cycles can further be used for electric vehicle configuration optimization and controller design, as well as for design and verification of a vehicle fleet model aimed for various energy planning and smart charging studies.