WIT Press


Analysis Of Gross Polluter Cutpoints Based On In-use Vehicle Inspection And Maintenance Test Data In California

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040741

Volume

75

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

421 kb

Author(s)

K. Shafizadeh & D.A. Niemeier

Abstract

Emission cutpoints are used to classify vehicles as \“gross polluters” in inspection and maintenance (I/M) testing in the United States. In this study, we use recent data from California I/M tests to examine how sensitive populations of \“gross polluters” change as cutpoints are modified. Using statistical analyses of emissions test data, we identify a variety of scenarios that have the potential for efficiently removing a significant portion of the exhibited emissions while minimizing the number of vehicles that are classified as \“gross polluters” and required to undergo costly repairs. For each scenario, we compute the resulting vehicle populations and impact on emissions. The conclusions of the research provide support for previous findings that suggests tha

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