A Study on the use of eco-driving technique in city traffic
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Automation, Lublin University of Technology, Polska
Faculty of Transport Engineering, Department of Transport Means and Diagnostics, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Submission date: 2021-06-25
Final revision date: 2021-08-25
Acceptance date: 2021-09-14
Publication date: 2021-09-30
Corresponding author
Jacek Caban   

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Automation, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618, Lublin, Polska
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2021;93(3):15-25
During the operation of vehicles, their operational parameters change, which is related to the influence of working factors, the current situation on the road and its capacity, as well as the wear processes of the vehicle components. Improving the operational and ecological properties of motor vehicles, taking into account technical, legal and operational factors, is a constantly important issue. The article presents selected test results of a vehicle used in the eco-driving technique in urban traffic. The main objective of the study was to verify the possibility of limiting intensive braking and the number of braking thanks to the use of eco-driving. Limitations of intensive braking allow extending the service life of the friction elements of the braking system. The research was carried out on the so-called routine route from work to home in a selected area of the city of Lublin in south-eastern Poland. The obtained research results focus on the influence of selected driving parameters, such as: mileage, road characteristics, number of vehicle stops, number of vehicle stops at intersections and in front of pedestrian crossings, depending on the driving style. The analysis of the results shows the benefits of eco-driving in city traffic.
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