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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 543429, 8 pages
Research Article

Ecodriving for Reduction of Bus Transit Emission with Vehicle’s Hybrid Dynamic Model

1School of Electronic and Control Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
2Key Laboratory of Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Systems, Beijing 100124, China

Received 6 September 2015; Revised 12 October 2015; Accepted 15 October 2015

Academic Editor: Weiguo Xia

Copyright © 2015 Xiuzheng Zheng and Liguo Zhang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper formulates a global ecodriving optimal control to advise the green driving speed for bus transit to minimize the exhaust emission using Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication. Assuming communication between vehicles and infrastructure (V2I) and knowledge of traffic signal timings and waiting passengers at stations are known, an optimal driving speed is proposed to minimize the total vehicle emissions of the bus route. The dwell time of the bus transit at each station which includes two parts is proposed. A traffic lights timing model is employed as constraints to control the formation of the green wave band. Vehicle specific power (VSP) model is further applied to evaluate the exhaust emission level linked with the speed and acceleration of the bus transit. An approximate sixteen-kilometer traffic network including fourteen intersections and fifteen stations of Beijing bus transit line 1 in Chaoyang District, Beijing, is chosen to investigate the performance of the developed ecodriving approach.