STATE OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE M.A.N. GYROBUS
M.A.N. has developed a hybrid drive system for regenerating braking energy. This drive system, which was developed in two phases, consists of a diesel engine, a flywheel, and an infinitely variable transission (I.V.T.). Taking the results obtained from drive tests with Gyrobus I as a basis, Byrobus II, with an I.V.T. developed by M.A.N., is now undergoing tests. In the near future we expect to achieve our goal of reducing fuel consumption by 15-25%, and thus increasing the economic efficiency of the system.
- Paper from the 9th Status Seminar on Short Distance Transportation Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany, June 21, 1982.
- Publication Date: 1982
- Pagination: p. 258-264
- TRT Terms: Continuously variable transmissions; Diesel engines; Electric buses; Flywheels; Fuel consumption; Hybrid vehicles; Reduction (Chemistry); Regenerative braking
- Old TRIS Terms: Infinitely variable transmissions; Reduction
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00391452
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-8206261
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM