A method of real-road simulations of heavy duty vehicle performance
Traffic and vehicle simulations are developed individually, however, vehicle performance optimization is one of the main targets of traffic management. Joint simulations of traffic and vehicle under real-road situations can reflect the semi-real-world performance of vehicles, with real road situations and traffic conditions being taken into considerations. This paper proposed a approach, which combined the traffic and vehicle simulations that were realized by SUMO and GT-Suite software, respectively. In the simulation, the real-road conditions were used, such as the road elevation and rolling resistance factor, hence, the simulation results were much more close to the real-road driving.