Journal article

A comparison of fuel consumption between hybrid and intelligent vehicles during urban driving

C Manzie, HC Watson, S Halgamuge, K Lim

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering Part D - Journal of Automobile Engineering | Published : 2006

Abstract

Two major emerging automotive technologies are the continued development of hybrid-electric drivetrains and telematics-enabled (or 'intelligent') vehicles capable of garnering and utilizing information about the traffic environment in which the vehicles are operating. The significant costs of each of these technologies are located internal to the vehicle (i.e. the powertrain) in the former case and external to the vehicle (i.e. the road and communication infrastructure) in the latter. In this paper, a simple algorithm is proposed for shaping the velocity profile of an intelligent vehicle subjected to different degrees of traffic information. The fuel consumption of this intelligent vehicle i..

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