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Congress: CO2 reduction in long-haul trucks

Event: FISITA World Congress 14-16 September 2021 online

Name: Alois Danninger, Manager Engine Controls

Company: AVL List GmbH

Presentation Title: F2020-ADM-014 CO2 reduction for long haul trucks by predictive control

Please introduce yourself briefly…

I received my Master degree in control - and industrial engineering at Graz University of Technology in 2002.

I started my professional career at Magna and changed to AVL after some years. 2011 I moved to Virtual Vehicle Research Center and started the doctoral school on control engineering, finishing with the PhD in 2017 at Graz University of Technology. Since 2014 I am Manager engine controls at AVL Graz.

What you will talk about at this year’s FISITA World Congress?

The work presented results from the H2020 Project "IMPERIUM" that I was leading as coordinator. I present the challenges, potentials and benefits using predictive information on HD trucks. This considers static information from maps, online data like traffic and its impact on vehicle and powertrain.

What benefits will participants gain from your presentation?

Vehicle mass is a significant energy storage that must be considered and best maintained to improve fuel efficiency. The potential using electronic systems (routing, eHorizon) and related actions confirms a big potential whereas they are somehow counter-intuitive and it remains a challenge to convince drivers to execute efficiency measures.

Which trends do you consider as the most important for your domain of research and your geographical region and what challenges and opportunities do they present?

Independent from the propulsion concept and energy storage - a global view on vehicle and powertrain energy management of the connected vehicle will safe energy.

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About the FISITA World Congress

Since 1947, the FISITA World Congress has been the leading international meeting place for industry experts, engineers and executives to exchange ideas and discuss the trends that drive the automotive industry forward. The theme for the 38th FISITA World Congress is 'From automobile to mobility. New roles. New challenges' and it will take place 14-16 September 2021, with the opportunity for the global audience to join virtually available for the first time. Registration is now open, with the Early Bird and special registration rates available until 31 August 2021.

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