Impact of Advances on Computing and Communication Systems in Automotive Testing

Impact of Advances on Computing and Communication Systems in Automotive Testing

Luis Serrano, Jose Costa, Manuel Silva
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-042-6.ch044
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It is a fact that bench tests or a chassis dynamometer allow a fine control of the operation conditions; however the simulation is not as real as on the road. So the present methodology will allow the possibility to perform tests on the road, allowing enough control on vehicles and providing complete information of the chosen route and of the trip history. This is a possibility that ensures new tools with more reliable data which can give faster answers for the development of high efficiency, economic and environmentally neutral automotive technologies.
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In the last decade, some research teams already used this kind of approach in the analysis of vehicle emissions and fuel consumption, defining driving patterns and cycles, and comparing different propulsion systems, but the systems used were usually complex and expensive.

The main objective of those research works concerned vehicle emissions. However some of them also refer energy comparisons between different vehicle propulsion solutions and several others used similar systems to define driving cycles or driving patterns.

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GreenHouse Gases (GHG): Gases emitted by thermal machines like engines, promoting the increase in planet temperatures.

Energy: Source that allows motion of vehicles and things

Vehicle Tests: Methodology to analyze vehicles’ characteristics

Biofuels: Alternative renewable fuel for vehicles.

OBD: On-board Diagnosis

Vehicle Communication: Vehicles’ system that allows the information to travel in the vehicle and from the vehicle.

Green Mobility: Form that allow moving things and people with a minor environment impact.

GPS: Global Positioning System

Mobility: Possibility to move people and things

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