This conference focussed on a fuel economy measurement program which was structed to consider technological improvements which will lead to higher productivity, as well as operating efficiencies and described regulatory constraints. Three study groups were established. The study group on vehicle classification and cycles included task forces on the long haul cycle, the short haul cycle, and the local cycle, vehicle classification and fuel economy. The group indicated a need for a major effort to gather basic data on duty cycles. Valid technical data was generated by the study group on techniques for component evaluation. The need for several general efforts was also indicated. The study group on measurement technique for total vehicle evaluation considered total vehicle testing, correlation with other tests and/or computer results. Diverse viewpoints were expressed, but overall, it is concluded that it is a propitious time for significant concerted effort by manufacturers, users and government to address the challenge of fuel economy.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was published as a report of a conference held at Michigan University, April 21-23, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. P-59 Conf. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM