Authors: C. Bourne, P. Faithfull, C. Quigley
Addresses: Rover Group, Coventry, UK. ' ATC, Warwick University, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK. ' ATC, Warwick University, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
Abstract: In order to meet future legislative requirements facing the automotive industry, a parallel hybrid vehicle is being developed jointly by the Rover Group and the Warwick Manufacturing Group. The vehicle utilizes a petrol engine mechanically linked to a 45 kW electric motor, and is capable of electric-only operation. The vehicle powertrain and its control system is outlined. Finally, further research into intelligent powertrain control is described.
Keywords: adaptive control; automobile industry; automotive manufacturing; hybrid electric vehicles; HEVs; parallel hybrid vehicles; intelligent control; prediction; vehicle powertrain; powertrain control; vehicle design.
International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1996 Vol.17 No.5/6, pp.649 - 662
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