Driver training with look ahead

The ambition to lower fuel consumption has been a goal for the vehicle industry for many years. Fuel costs are also an issue. Reducing lifetime costs gives a competitive advantage to the vehicle producer. Over the years the drivetrain has been made efficient to the point where a further reduction in fuel consumption due to improvements in the drivetrain is highly expensive to develop. The fact that driver behavior is a big factor in the vehicle's fuel consumption has recently come to attention. This masters thesis presents a way to give the driver advice in advance of difficult road segments. The advice will help the driver drive in a fuel efficient manner. Focus is put on a specific case where the vehicle approaches a downhill gradient and advice is given for the driver to let the vehicle coast up to the start of the downhill so that the vehicle can regain its speed in the downhill. The detection of the downhill is made with look-ahead technology where a GPS and a digital 3D road map make the topography of the road segment ahead available.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01382850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 1:35PM