This new engine start-stop solution also delivers fuel consumption benefits on the highway, as it provides additional functions such as "sailing" where the drive train decouples and the internal combustion engine switches off as the vehicle is moving at high speed. An additional one percent reduction in fuel consumption and an important emissions contribution can be achieved through the integration of a thermal management module. This module allows the optimum engine operating temperature to be reached in the shortest time possible and the temperature balance, into which components such as transmission and hybrid elements are also integrated, to be precisely controlled.The Schaeffler demonstration vehicle, which was developed in North America, demonstrates ways in which future CAFE requirements can be met using existing cost-effective technology. "The project is structured in two phases," explains Jeff Hemphill, CTO of Schaeffler North America. "The objective of phase one is to fulfill the requirements for the year 2020. In the second phase, we will add hybrid systems with the aim of fulfilling the requirements for the year 2025."
Schaeffler's Efficient Future Mobility North America Demonstration Vehicle Displays Bundled Technologies For Reduced Fuel Consumption And Answers To The CAFE Challenges
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