Characteristics of Urban Bus Driving Cycles 720239
In preparation for the California Steam Bus Project, diesel-powered city buses were road-tested over two contrasting routes (driving cycles). Special instrumentation was used to continuously monitor distance, speed, acceleration, road gradient, and engine rpm. From these data, profiles of power requirements were derived, together with cumulative values of propulsive and braking energy. The driving cycles were characterized by statistical distribution functions of key variables.