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Furgale P.,ETH Zurich | Schwesinger U.,ETH Zurich | Rufli M.,ETH Zurich | Derendarz W.,Volkswagen AG | And 30 more authors.
IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Proceedings | Year: 2013

Future requirements for drastic reduction of CO2 production and energy consumption will lead to significant changes in the way we see mobility in the years to come. However, the automotive industry has identified significant barriers to the adoption of electric vehicles, including reduced driving range and greatly increased refueling times. Automated cars have the potential to reduce the environmental impact of driving, and increase the safety of motor vehicle travel. The current state-of-the-art in vehicle automation requires a suite of expensive sensors. While the cost of these sensors is decreasing, integrating them into electric cars will increase the price and represent another barrier to adoption. The V-Charge Project, funded by the European Commission, seeks to address these problems simultaneously by developing an electric automated car, outfitted with close-to-market sensors, which is able to automate valet parking and recharging for integration into a future transportation system. The final goal is the demonstration of a fully operational system including automated navigation and parking. This paper presents an overview of the V-Charge system, from the platform setup to the mapping, perception, and planning sub-systems. © 2013 IEEE.

Nazir M.T.,IAVGmbH | Brammer M.,IAVGmbH | Seholz R.,IAVGmbH | Zote F.,IAVGmbH | And 2 more authors.
International Journal of Automotive Engineering | Year: 2015

A model-based approach for the design and development of electrically heated catalyst (EHC') systems is presented. Based on experimental analysis of the EHC heat-up and catalytic behaviour, a detailed physico-chemical EHC model is developed. Within a total system simulation environment, different heat-up measures are compared for SULEV30 compliance. The simultaneous reduction of HC, NOx and GHG is revealed to be challenging, HC being the limiting factor for engine based thermal management. Regarding total energy consumption, a combmed EHC and late Pol approach is favoured to meet emission limits. The developed operation strategy is presented m detail and confirmed by experimental findings. © 2015 Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc.

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