Optimal Driving Strategies for a Train Journey with Speed Limits

  title={Optimal Driving Strategies for a Train Journey with Speed Limits},
  author={Peter J. Pudney and HOWLETT},
How should a vehicle he driven to minimise fuel consumption? In this paper we consider the case where a train is to be driven along a straight, level track, but where speed limits may apply over parts of the track. The journey is to be completed within a specified time using as little fuel as possible. For a journey without speed limits, the optimal driving strategy typically requires full power, speed holding, coasting and full braking, in that order. The holding speed and braking speed can be… CONTINUE READING
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