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Optimization of driving styles for fuel economy improvement

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2 Author(s)
Malikopoulos, A.A. ; Energy & Transp. Sci. Div., Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., Oak Ridge, TN, USA ; Aguilar, J.P.

Modern vehicles have sophisticated electronic control units, particularly to control engine operation with respect to a balance between fuel economy, emissions, and power. These control units are designed for specific driving conditions and testing. However, each individual driving style is different and rarely meets those driving conditions. In the research reported here we investigate those driving style factors that have a major impact on fuel economy. An optimization framework is proposed with the aim of optimizing driving styles with respect to these driving factors. A set of polynomial metamodels are constructed to reflect the responses produced by changes of the driving factors. Then we compare the optimized driving styles to the original ones and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the optimization formulation.

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Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2012 15th International IEEE Conference on

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16-19 Sept. 2012