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Title: Fuel Economy Improvement Potential of a Heavy Duty Truck using V2x Communication

In this paper, we introduce an intelligent driver assistance system to reduce fuel consumption in heavy duty vehicles irrespective of the driving style of the driver. We specifically study the potential of V2I and V2V communications to reduce fuel consumption in heavy duty trucks. Most ITS communications today are oriented towards vehicle safety, with communications strategies and hardware that tend to focus on low latency. This has resulted in technologies emerging with a relatively limited range for the communications. For fuel economy, it is expected that most benefits will be derived with greater communications distances, at the scale of many hundred meters or several kilometers, due to the large inertia of heavy duty vehicles. It may therefore be necessary to employ different communications strategies for ITS applications aimed at fuel economy and other environmental benefits than what is used for safety applications in order to achieve the greatest benefits.
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  1. ORNL
  2. Eaton Corporation
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Conference: 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Detroit, MI, USA, 20140907, 20140911
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); National Transportation Research Center (NTRC)
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ORNL work for others
Country of Publication:
United States