Print Email Facebook Twitter Virtual stop line strategy to reduce fuel consumption of vehicles at ramp meters Title Virtual stop line strategy to reduce fuel consumption of vehicles at ramp meters Author Woldeab, Z. Vreeswijk, J. Bie, J. Publication year 2013 Abstract Ramp meters successfully decrease congestion but leave a burden on the traffic situation at on-ramps. Chaotic queuing leads to many stop-and-go movements and causes inefficiency where fuel consumption is concerned. As part of the eCoMove project, complementary strategies are being designed and evaluated to reduce fuel consumption at metered on-ramps, using vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. This paper presents the design of a strategy for reducing fuel consumption at metered on-ramps as well as its effect as derived from a simulation. The strategy uses virtual stop lines to halt upstream parts of the queue, keeping them from stop-and-go movement. The results obtained from the overall study are promising. Simulations showed that this strategy can reduce fuel consumption at on-ramps with 15 percent. Furthermore, the results of the strategy indicated fuel consumption at metered on-ramps can significantly be reduced by applying strategies which target inefficient stop-and-go movements of vehicles. Subject OrganisationSMb - Smart MobilityEELS - Earth, Environmental and Life SciencesSafe and Clean MobilityTrafficMobilityALINEAEmissionsMicroscopic traffic simulationRamp meteringVersit+ To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:5603d209-0a05-4cb1-bdb3-b7259117167c TNO identifier 521617 Publisher Intelligent Transportation Society of America Source 20th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2013 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.