The City Suburban Cycle (CSC) is a chassis dynamometer test for heavy-duty vehicles developed by the West Virginia University. The CSC is also abbreviated as CSHVC (City Suburban Heavy Vehicle Cycle).
The test is also available in a “route” version—the City Suburban Heavy Vehicle Route (CSHVR)—where the vehicle speed is given as a function of travelled distance, rather than time.
The following are selected parameters of the CSC cycle:
- Duration: 1700 s
- Total distance: 10.75 km (6.68 mi)
- Maximum speed: 70.55 km/h (43.84 mph)
- Average speed: 22.77 km/h (14.15 mph)
Vehicle speed over the duration of the CSC driving cycle is shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. City Suburban Heavy Vehicle Cycle