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Welcome to Chris Bennett's and Lis Pedersen's web site. If you are looking for information Chris' current work on affordable housing, please visit www.mygbhousing.info. The video below tells the background to Chris' project.


2019 - UK - Road Surface Condition on Truck Fuel Consumption Using Big Data


2019 - UK - Road Surface Condition on Truck Fuel Consumption Using Big Data

The thesis presents a novel approach for estimating the impact of road roughness and macro-texture on truck fleet fuel consumption based on Big Data.

Results show that, although the present study confirms that road surface characteristics, such as roughness and macrotexture, can affect the fuel consumption of trucks, due to the low quality of the data available, that is currently difficult to quantify. A comparison of the results obtained with the findings of studies conducted in the past, shows that there is some match in the order of magnitude of the estimates made, but this is not always the case.

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Last Updated Date: 19-06-2024


Chris in the NCT Race 

Chris has an adventurous spirit which generally involves cycling, running, or just being out there having a good time. Read his 'Race Reports' below. This is a link to his SPOT GPS tracker. If you are interested in his 'geeky' sport technical blog it is at www.tri-duffer.com. He also has stories of his life as 'An Overtravelled Engineer Working for the World Bank' at World Bank Traveller.


Race Reports


Document Library


  • Chris' published papers and reports are here.
  • His Technical Library  has a range of reports 
  • Golden Bay community projects are here.
  • The history of the ROMDAS company is here.
  • The 'Road to Good Health' HIV/AIDs Toolkit is here.


Technical Library

Chris and Lis

Chris and Lis

We are Lis Pedersen and Chris Bennett. We’ve been married over 30 years and each found our way to New Zealand in the early 1980s from Denmark and Canada respectively. Golden Bay has been our happy place for almost 20 years and we are now based in Pohara just above the beach, with our two cats Coco and Max. 




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