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Transportation Secure Data Center: Data Application Examples

Researchers, analysts, planners, and manufacturers from a variety of organizations—air quality management districts, metropolitan planning organizations, disaster planning agencies, universities, national laboratories, and auto manufacturers—tap into the detailed transportation data in the Transportation Secure Data Center (TSDC).

Applications

A secure centralized repository for GPS data from numerous travel surveys and studies, the TSDC is useful for a range of applications:

  • Transit planning
  • Travel demand modeling
  • Congestion mitigation research
  • Emissions and air pollution modeling
  • Vehicle energy and power analysis
  • Climate change impact studies
  • Homeland Security evacuation planning
  • Alternative fuel station planning
  • Validating transportation data from other sources
  • Toll and pricing research

Publications

These documents provide examples of the analyses made possible by the rich transportation data available from the TSDC. If you use TSDC data in a publication, please include a citation, reference, or credit to NREL [e.g., "Transportation Secure Data Center." (2014). National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Accessed January 15, 2014: www.nrel.gov/tsdc.] and notify notify us when you publish.

A Comparison of Real-World and Accelerated Powertrain Endurance Cycles for Light-Duty Vehicles
Authors: P. Attibele, S. Makam, and Y. Lee
Conference: Innovative Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid and Electric Drives, May 2013

Accounting for the Variation of Driver Aggression in the Simulation of Conventional and Advanced Vehicles
Authors: J. Neubauer and E. Wood
Conference: Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, April 2013

Analyzing Vehicle Fuel Saving Opportunities through Intelligent Driver Feedback
Authors: J. Gonder, M. Earleywine, and W. Sparks
Journal: Society of Automotive Engineers International Journal of Passenger Cars — Electronic and Electrical Systems, September 2012

Sensitivity of Battery Electric Vehicle Economics to Drive Patterns, Vehicle Range, and Charge Strategies
Authors: J. Neubauer, A. Brooker, E. Wood, C. Johnson, M. Mendelsohn, and A. Pesaran
Journal: Journal of Power Sources, July 2012

Sensitivity of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Economics to Drive Patterns, Electric Range, Energy Management, and Charge Strategies
Authors: J. Neubauer, A. Brooker, and E. Wood
Journal: Journal of Power Sources, July 2012

Battery Wear from Disparate Duty Cycles: Opportunities for Electric-Drive Vehicle Battery Health Management
Authors: K. Smith, M. Earleywine, E. Wood, and A. Pesaran
Conference: American Control Conference, June 2012

Plug-in Electric Vehicle Fast Charge Station Operational Analysis with Integrated Renewables
Authors: M. Simpson and T. Markel
Conference: International Battery, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium, May 2012

Variability of Battery Wear in Light-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles Subject to Ambient Temperature, Vehicle Design, and Consumer Usage
Authors: E. Wood, J. Neubauer, A. Brooker, J. Gonder, and K. Smith
Conference: Electric Vehicle Symposium, May 2012

Comparison of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Life across Geographies and Drive Cycles
Authors: K. Smith, J. Neubauer, M. Earleywine, E. Wood, and A. Pesaran
Conference: Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, April 2012

PHEV Energy Use Estimation: Validating the Gamma Distribution for Representing the Random Daily Driving Distance
Authors: Z. Lin, J. Dong, C. Liu, and D. Greene
Conference: Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 2012

Predicting the Market Potential of Plug-In Electric Vehicles Using Multiday GPS Data
Authors: M. Khan and K. Kockelman
Conference: Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 2012
Journal: Energy Policy, February 2012

Improving Survey Methods Using a New Objective Metric for Measuring Driving Time Variability in Survey and GPS Data
Authors: R. Young and S. Seaman
Conference: Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 2012

Simulated Fuel Economy and Performance of Advanced Hybrid Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Using In-Use Travel Profiles
Authors: M. Earleywine, J. Gonder, T. Markel, and M. Thornton
Journal: IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, September 2010

The Electrification of the Automobile: From Conventional Hybrid, to Plug-in Hybrids, to Extended-Range Electric Vehicles
Authors: E. Tate, M. Harpster, and P. Savagian
Conference: Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, April 2008

Using Global Positioning System Travel Data to Assess Real-World Energy Use of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Authors: J. Gonder, T. Markel, M. Thornton, and A. Simpson
Journal: Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board — Sustainability, Energy, and Alternative Fuels 2007

Additional Data Resources

The following resources provide access to additional transportation data.