Vehicle Emissions Prediction with Physics-Aware AI Models: Technical Report

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Vehicle Emissions Prediction with Physics-Aware AI Models: Technical Report

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Given an on-board diagnostics (OBD) dataset and a physics-based emissions prediction model, this paper aims to develop an accurate and computational-efficient AI (Artificial Intelligence) method that predicts vehicle emissions values. The problem is of societal importance because vehicular emissions lead to climate change and impact human health. This problem is challenging because the OBD data does not contain enough parameters needed by high-order physics models. Conversely, related work has shown that low-order physics models have poor predictive accuracy when using available OBD data. This paper uses a divergent window co-occurrence pattern detection method to develop a spatiotemporal variability-aware AI model for predicting emission values from the OBD datasets. We conducted a case-study using real-world OBD data from a local public transportation agency. Results show that the proposed AI method has approximately 65% improved predictive accuracy than a non-AI low-order physics model and is approximately 35% more accurate than a baseline model.

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Panneer Selvam, Harish; Li, Yan; Wang, Pengyue; Northrop, William F; Shekhar, Shashi. (2020). Vehicle Emissions Prediction with Physics-Aware AI Models: Technical Report. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/216628.

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