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Monitoring and Characterizing Effects of Weather on Driver Behaviour

My Sustainable Canada, with help from researchers at the University of Waterloo, are tracking driver behaviour in fleet vehicles at Blue Mountain Resort.  This research looks to understand the relationship between weather, driver behaviour, fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with operating light and medium duty vehicles within the resort fleet during winter and summer months.  It is thought that weather (extreme cold in winter and heat in summer) leads to increased instances and duration of vehicle idling; therefore, vehicle monitoring technologies have been deployed to investigate idling habits during summer and winter months.  This research aims to characterize driver behaviour in relation to weather conditions.