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Automotive Systems

Purpose

To perform research and development in advanced automotive systems and technology. Emphasis on fuel efficiency and emissions minimization. Supporting both undergraduate and graduate activities in automotive engineering.

Capabilities

  • Alternative fuels
    • cold starting of alcohol fueled engines
    • natural gas fueled vehicles
    • bio-diesel fueled engines
  • Emission controls and evaluation
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
    • design
    • vehicle controls
    • vehicle modeling and simulation
  • Dynamometer design and control
  • Vehicle dynamics and control
  • Human-powered vehicle systems
  • On road vehicle data acquisition and analysis

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