FURI | Spring 2018

Optimizing Control Strategies for Hybrid Electric Vehicles to Reduce Fuel Consumption and Idling Times

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More contemporary vehicles are being sold as hybrid-electric models that use the combination of a combustion engine and an electric motor. Additionally, future vehicles are expected to be integrated with Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communication technology. The goal of this project is to take advantage of this new technology and design algorithms that manage the torque split and driving routes of hybrid-electric vehicles to improve their fuel efficiency and reduce idling times. Specifically, this research will focus on optimizing and reducing congestion seen in fast-food outlet stores. Future work consists of applying these methods to other areas of traffic as well.

Student researcher

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Trevor Lucero

Engineering (mechanical engineering systems)

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Graduation date: Spring 2019