FUEL ECONOMY: ONE MANUFACTURER, THREE CUSTOMERS, THREE TESTS, THREE SOLUTIONS

ECONOMIE DE CARBURANT : 1 CONSTRUCTEUR, 3 CLIENTS, 3 ESSAIS, 3 SOLUTIONS

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DAIMLER-BENZ FIRM, A TEAM OF JOURNALISTS FROM "L'OFFICIEL DES TRANSPORTEURS" HAVE CARRIED OUT A SERIES OF COMPARATIVE TESTS WITH VEHICLES BELONGING TO THE CUSTOMERS ON THEIR COMMERCIAL JOURNEYS AND UNDER NORMAL OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS. IN FACT THE AIM WAS TO DETERMINE, FOR USE BY TRANSPORT FIRMS, THE ORDER OF MAGNITUDE OF REDUCTION IN FUEL CONSUMPTION POSSIBLE UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS AND WITH THE INTRODUCTION IN USE OF DIFFERENT FACTORS: GEARING DOWN OF THE TRACTOR OR PRIME MOVER, THAT IS TO SAY, COMBINING THE TORQUE OF THE LIVE AXLE AND THE DIMENSIONS OF THE TYRES, POWER 256 OR 320 DIN HP, IMPROVEMENT OF DRAG COEFFICIENT BY AN AERODYNAMIC DEFLECTOR.

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  • Publication Date: 1977-10-31

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  • French

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  • Accession Number: 01293169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 3:53AM