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V2V Communication Based Real-World Velocity Predictions for Improved HEV Fuel Economy 2018-01-1000

Studies have shown that obtaining and utilizing information about the future state of vehicles can improve vehicle fuel economy (FE). However, there has been a lack of research into whether near-term technologies can be utilized to improve FE and the impact of real-world prediction error on potential FE improvements. In this study, a speed prediction method utilizing simulated vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication with real-world driving data and a drive cycle database was developed to understand if incorporating near-term technologies could be utilized in a predictive energy management strategy to improve vehicle FE.
This speed prediction method informs a predictive powertrain controller to determine the optimal engine operation for various prediction durations. The optimal engine operation is input into a validated high-fidelity fuel economy model of a Toyota Prius. A tradeoff analysis between prediction duration and prediction fidelity was completed to determine what duration of prediction resulted in the largest FE improvement.
This study concludes that speed prediction and prediction-informed optimal vehicle energy management can produce FE improvements with real-world prediction error and drive cycle variability. This Optimal Energy Management Strategy (EMS) achieved up to a 6% FE improvement over the Baseline EMS and up to 85% of the FE benefit of perfect speed prediction. Additionally, the results from this prediction method are compared to the results of a previous study that incorporates only local vehicle information in speed predictions.


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