Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-21-0053
2002-10-21

Advanced Thermal Comfort in the Passenger Vehicle Compartment 2002-21-0053

The demand for thermal comfort in the passenger vehicle compartment is infinite. As a result, technologically sophisticated options and features continue to be upgraded both in the hardware and software sectors. The personalization of comfort became a priority and led to improvements in automatic room temperature control techniques. Furthermore, the demand is rising not only for thermal comfort but also for cabin air quality improvement. Also, contributions to improve mileage and fuel consumption are a new request at the present time. This paper introduces the latest thermal comfort technologies in temperature and airflow controls as well as air quality improvement features. In addition, this paper introduces fuel consumption reduction technology employed by the A/C configuration of the TOYOTA HYBRID SYSTEM.

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