A STUDY OF TECHNOLOGICAL IMPROVEMENTS IN AUTOMOBILE FUEL CONSUMPTION
A study was conducted to determine the potential reduction in automotive fuel consumption based on the use of innovative systems and improved components. Technological areas investigated were: spark ignited engines with and without turbocharging, electronic feedback controlled fuel injection with duel bed catalytic converters, stratified charge combustion, light weight diesels, lock-up torque converters, continuously variable ratio transmission, tires aerodynamic drag, vehicle weight, engine accessories and optional equipment. The study results indicated that the goal of 43% improvement in fuel economy (mph), or 30% reduction in fuel usage (gpm) of a 1973 model year compact and standard size vehicle could be attained on a mass produced scale by the early 1980s.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Hurter, D A
- Lee, W D
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: Catalytic converters; Energy; Fuel consumption; Fuel injection; Innovation; Spark ignition engines; Steering gears; Stratified charge engines; Torque converters; Turbochargers; Vehicle components; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Turbocharging
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00098635
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750005
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM