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Title: System and method of vehicle operating condition management

Abstract

A vehicle operating condition profile can be determined over a given route while also considering imposed constraints such as deviation from time targets, deviation from maximum governed speed limits, etc. Given current vehicle speed, engine state and transmission state, the present disclosure optimally manages the engine map and transmission to provide a recommended vehicle operating condition that optimizes fuel consumption in transitioning from one vehicle state to a target state. Exemplary embodiments provide for offline and online optimizations relative to fuel consumption. The benefit is increased freight efficiency in transporting cargo from source to destination by minimizing fuel consumption and maintaining drivability.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Cummins Intellectual Property, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1223708
Patent Number(s):
9162679
Application Number:
13/336,959
Assignee:
Cummins Intellectual Property, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60K - ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60W - CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003403
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Dec 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Sujan, Vivek A., Vajapeyazula, Phani, Follen, Kenneth, Wu, An, and Moffett, Barty L.. System and method of vehicle operating condition management. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Sujan, Vivek A., Vajapeyazula, Phani, Follen, Kenneth, Wu, An, & Moffett, Barty L.. System and method of vehicle operating condition management. United States.
Sujan, Vivek A., Vajapeyazula, Phani, Follen, Kenneth, Wu, An, and Moffett, Barty L.. Tue . "System and method of vehicle operating condition management". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1223708.
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