By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Transportation -- Investigators publish new report on Vehicle Technology. According to news originating from Brescia, Italy, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Hybrid and electric vehicles are taking an increasingly important slice of the market, gaining much interest from major car manufacturers which have decided to invest in this sector, taking as example the pioneers like Toyota. The key factor to hybrid and electric vehicle success is a good overall mileage achieved from the battery back or powertrain."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Brescia, "The purpose of this work is to provide a support to design, testing, and development of such vehicles through the implementation of a mathematical model in order to simulate the operation and predict the performance of a generic ground vehicle equipped with either a purely electric or a hybrid-electric type powertrain. The model should enable the user to estimate the impact of various control strategies on mileage range, efficiency, energy consumption, etc. The model should also allow for a significant time to market reduction with all the related benefits in terms of cost etc. A validation is also provided, based on the application of this tool on a so-called micro-car (0.5t GVW class)."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Thanks to a joint research project with the manufacturer it has been possible to compare model results with real-world data directly obtained during road testing with the help of a data acquisition system."
For more information on this research see: Simulation Tool For Optimization And Performance Prediction Of A Generic Hybrid Electric Series Powertrain. International Journal of Automotive Technology, 2014;15(1):135-144. International Journal of Automotive Technology can be contacted at: Korean Soc Automotive Engineers-Ksae, #1301, Paradise Venture Tower, 52-Gil 21, Teheran-Ro, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-919, South Korea. (Springer - www.springer.com; International Journal of Automotive Technology - www.springerlink.com/content/1229-9138/)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from D. Chindamo, University of Brescia, Automot Grp, Dept. of Ind & Mech Engn, I-25123 Brescia, Italy. Additional authors for this research include M. Gadola and M. Romano.
Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Europe, Brescia, Vehicle Technology
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