On the estimation of temporal mileage rates

R. E. Wilson, J. Anable, S. Cairns, T. Chatterton, S. Notley, J.D. Lees-Miller

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Mathematical and computational techniques are developed for the analysis of annual roadworthiness (MOT) test data that the UK Department for Transport has placed in the public domain. This paper develops a new theory to estimate fine-scale temporal (e.g., monthly) variations in vehicle mileage at a population level – derived from coarse-scale (e.g., annual) mileage data at an individual vehicle level. Numerical time-stepping schemes are derived from the theory and are tested on synthetic data to permit comparison with a known ground-truth mileage rate. Finally, we consider first steps in applying the methods directly to the MOT data set.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-139
Number of pages14
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Early online date30 Aug 2013
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


  • Car Use
  • Mileage Rates
  • Mathematical Models
  • Mathematical methods


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