An Exhaust Emissions Reporting Tool that Improves Development Productivity 2007-01-2816
The development of flexible fuel vehicles usually puts exhaust emissions in the critical path as more tests are required to cover different fuel blends. An informal survey showed that most engineers still use standard spreadsheets to analyze emissions data, usually a cumbersome, tedious and unproductive process.
This paper describes the specification and development of a dedicated exhaust emissions data analysis tool, designed to improve productivity during the development phase. Through the combination of emissions and vehicle data, the tool automatically generates a set of reports that can be customized according to the best practices of each organization.
The data analysis of an exhaust emissions test is performed using traditional methodologies and then compared to the new tool to emphasize the productivity gains.