DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE FUEL ECONOMY MEASUREMENT
The vehicle is a very complex machine. Its efficiency is influenced not only by its mechanical sub-systems -- engine, transmission, etc. -- but also by the external environment and type of operation. Off-road attempts to characterize the vehicle can only accomplish limited results. Monitoring of the vehicle in actual on-road, in-service operation is necessary to obtain the information needed for judging the effects on fuel economy and operating costs. Rockwell International has installed its Tripmaster Instrumentation System on-board eight vehicles donated by the OEM's (Original Equipment Manufacturers). The systems provide the equipments and programmed instructions to gather these factors during in-service operation. The trucks have been placed with commercial fleets for use on their usual runs. Initial indications show that the system will gather the desired information.
- From the 11-13 November 1978 Meeting.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Balban, M S
- Williams, H O
- Publication Date: 1978-11
- Pagination: 8 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Commercial vehicles; Data collection; Data processing; Economic efficiency; Fuel conservation; Fuel consumption; Measurement; Motor vehicles; Operating costs; Trucks
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Highways; Motor Carriers; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00195280
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780959
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM