REV-cycle: A MATLAB-based tool for large-data analysis of real-life driving cycles for electric vehicles

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Center for Cyber-Physical Systems; Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering


Electric vehicles are increasingly being adopted due to environmental awareness and competitive technical performance and reducing prices. Their research and development has sometimes relied on the use of standard driving cycles. However, these cycles cannot reproduce the variations of traffic flow in real world. That is why in this paper we develop a software tool able to analyze real-life driving cycles for electric vehicles. To do so, a driving trajectory process tool is used to obtain large data for vehicles driving in the same stretch of highway. To show the performance of the developed tool, sample cycles are analyzed and simulated for electric vehicles automatically in the REV-Cycle (Real Electric Vehicle Cycle analyzer) software presented.

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2015 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)