Gearing for future connectivity
The trend in automotive power transfer systems is to add more fixed gear ratios, add electric motors and increase operating flexibility with multiple driving modes. The increase in complexity and content is a direct result of stricter regulations on CO2 emissions and, as a result, increases engineering effort on propulsion system matching, subsystem engineering and added layers of model based controls for drive quality and operating efficiency. The emerging thrust towards autonomous vehicle control has brought opportunity in the use of connected vehicle data to optimize propulsion system control to reduce fuel/energy consumption. In synergy with these trends, a recently awarded project to Michigan Tech from the DOE’s ARPA-e agency in connected and automated vehicle powertrain and vehicle dynamics control for reducing energy consumption is highlighted.
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Robinette, Darrell L., "Gearing for future connectivity" (2016). TechTalks. 18.