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Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure

Energy-Efficient Driving of Road Vehicles

Toward Cooperative, Connected, and Automated Mobility

Authors: Sciarretta, Antonio, Vahidi, Ardalan

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  • Reveals and details the enabling role of telematics and connectivity in eco-driving
  • Presents applied case studies highlighting the theory’s real-world implications for energy-efficient driving
  • Explores connected and automated vehicle technologies
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This book elaborates the science and engineering basis for energy-efficient driving in conventional and autonomous cars. After covering the physics of energy-efficient motion in conventional, hybrid, and electric powertrains, the book chiefly focuses on the energy-saving potential of connected and automated vehicles. It reveals how being connected to other vehicles and the infrastructure enables the anticipation of upcoming driving-relevant factors, e.g. hills, curves, slow traffic, state of traffic signals, and movements of nearby vehicles. In turn, automation allows vehicles to adjust their motion more precisely in anticipation of upcoming events, and to save energy. Lastly, the energy-efficient motion of connected and automated vehicles could have a harmonizing effect on mixed traffic, leading to additional energy savings for neighboring vehicles. Building on classical methods of powertrain modeling, optimization, and optimal control, the book further develops the theory of energy-efficient driving. In addition, it presents numerous theoretical and applied case studies that highlight the real-world implications of the theory developed. The book is chiefly intended for undergraduate and graduate engineering students and industry practitioners with a background in mechanical, electrical, or automotive engineering, computer science or robotics.

About the authors

Antonio Sciarretta is a professional researcher in mechanical engineering. Since 2006 he has been working at IFPEN in Rueil-Malmaison, France. He also serves as lecturer at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. His research interests focus on thermal machines and control of powertrains, and more spefically on hybrid vehicles. He wrote several books, including the textbook "Vehicle Propulsion Systems" (978-3-642-35912-5) with Lino Guzzella.
Ardalan Vahidi is professor at the Department of Mechanical Engioneering of Clemson University, SC, USA. He joined the Department in 2005 after the completion of his Ph.D. at University of Michigan. His research interests focus on Energy Systems, Vehicular Systems and Autoamtic Control.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 71,39 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24127-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 119,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24126-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy-Efficient Driving of Road Vehicles
Book Subtitle
Toward Cooperative, Connected, and Automated Mobility
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24127-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24127-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24126-1
Series ISSN
2523-3440
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 294
Number of Illustrations
58 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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