This paper presents new proposals for fuel performance characteristics for a fairly wide range of driving conditions. They are based on generating an actual or fuel-optimal driver control action appropriate to road conditions and vehicle capabilities. Focusing attention on driving strategy is a neglected but promising approach to seeking further fuel savings. Looking for fuel-optimal control would be especially effective for vehicles moving on repeatable routes, in conditions which, as in the case of urban buses, enable steady state cruising. This strategy could be found by computer techniques based on optimal control theory and applied to dual-mode systems where buses are controlled either by drivers or by automatic devices on lanes excluded from general traffic.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ISATA 83. Volume 2. International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation with particular reference to Electronics and Energy Saving in the Automotive Industries: Product and Process, Cologne, 19-23 September 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Automotive Automotion Limited

    42 Lloyd Park Avenue
    Croydon CRO 5SB, Surrey,   England 

    Ford Werke AG

    ,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Kormanski, H
    • Mazurek, S
    • Rudzinska, K
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 298
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM