Simulation evaluation of fuel-saving systems in the city of Chicago

Yiran Zhao, Shuochao Yao, Dongxin Liu, Huajie Shao, Shengzhong Liu, Tarek Abdelzaher

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Abstract

This paper presents realistic traffic simulations in four representative regions in Chicago, using real map data and historical traffic statistics, to estimate the amount of fuel that can be saved by two types of systems, namely, a Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system and an Eco-Routing system. In particular, two previous systems called GreenDrive and GreenRoute are selected to estimate how much fuel they can save in a year, assuming they enjoy the same popularity as Google Maps. Evaluating intelligent transportation systems in simulation has attracted significant research efforts as large scale real-world experiments are often too expensive to carry out. However, simulation-based evaluations pose serious questions on how real the simulated environments are. In this paper, we resort to several data sources from the city of Chicago to quantify the approximation in simulated traffic, so as to convincingly derive the amount of fuel savings on a larger scale. Specifically, we create SUMO simulations of four real regions of Chicago, and utilize traffic counts data, road speed data, and taxi trips data to validate each simulation scenario. In the end, we show that by using our previously proposed systems, the estimated fuel saved in a year can be 17.6 million gallons for the entire Chicago area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICCCN 2019 - 28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728118567
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2019 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Jul 29 2019Aug 1 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN
Volume2019-July
ISSN (Print)1095-2055

Conference

Conference28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2019
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period7/29/198/1/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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    Zhao, Y., Yao, S., Liu, D., Shao, H., Liu, S., & Abdelzaher, T. (2019). Simulation evaluation of fuel-saving systems in the city of Chicago. In ICCCN 2019 - 28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks [8846953] (Proceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN; Vol. 2019-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCCN.2019.8846953