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Fuel economy benefits of look-ahead capability in a mild hybrid configuration

TS Kim, C Manzie, H Watson

Proceedings of the 17th IFAC World Congress | Published : 2008


Mild hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) take some benefits of full HEVs while having lower initial cost and weight, making them a more viable proposition for OEMs looking to enter the hybrid market. The popularization of mild hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) has exposed a new research potential in hybrid energy management. The optimal control of fuel economy in such a configuration is hard to achieve due to its multi-dimensional nature and the absence of future information. The blossoming telematics industry offers the potential to gather future information at relatively low cost through on-board sensing and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems. In this paper, a novel approach to further fuel..

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