Title: Electronic horizon: road information used by Energy Management strategies

Authors: J.T.B.A. Kessels, P.P.J. Van Den Bosch

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands. ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Abstract: Road information from a navigation database system is incorporated into existing EM strategies and translated into a preferred reference trajectory for the battery energy. The EM system can schedule energy among different road segments, optimising the energy efficiency of the vehicle. It turns out that, in many driving situations, the potential fuel benefits from the e-horizon are restricted, due to the excellent performance of existing EM strategies. Driving cycles using a larger range of the battery capacity benefit more from an e-horizon. Nevertheless, the potential gains are limited and will decrease if errors appear in the telematics information.

Keywords: energy management; vehicle navigation; telematics information; quadratic programming; optimisation; hybrid electric vehicles; HEVs; road information; navigation databases; preferred reference trajectory; battery energy; energy scheduling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIDS.2008.018254

International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.187 - 203

Available online: 13 May 2008 *

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