A methodology to creating semi-artificial city driving cycle: case study of Istanbul

Aydın M., Soruşbay C.

Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, vol.69, no.1, 2022 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s44147-022-00132-1
  • Journal Name: Journal of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Metadex, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Artificial driving cycle, Average traffic data, Modelling CO2 emission
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, The Author(s).This study describes the methodology of creating Semi - Artificial City Cycle (SACC), which can be used for emission tests of road vehicles; sustainability of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV); or emission inventories of the city. This methodology uses the half-hour frequency traffic data of Istanbul to calculate the average speeds and travel distances of urban, rural and highway segments. Then, calculated average data convert into instantaneous time—velocity distribution by random time—speed values, which are appropriate for acceleration/deceleration of real-world driving. In addition, in this study, the obtained artificial cycles and the regulation cycle are modelled in the AVL Cruise software to compare, and the driving dynamics of the city are examined. The SACC has different acceleration/deceleration distribution, average driving speeds, trips and travel times than regulation tests. However, according to the simulation results, the same fuel consumption and CO2 emission factors are obtained with the regulation test, except for the highway segment.