Powertrain Systems Definition Process 950811

The pressures on the Automotive Industry from both future legislation and customer requirements mean that major changes in Powertrain and Vehicle Systems matching will be needed.This paper reviews some possible future technologies and describes the process by which the often mutually exclusive total vehicle performance objectives can best be satisfied.In conclusion the paper includes a brief case study showing a proposed solution to a set of possible future vehicle performance and fuel economy objectives.The process is based on empirical data, experience and w-here appropriate, analytical techniques.


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