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Design of an Anti-Idling System for Police Vehicles

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Brian Fan, Amir Khajepour, Mehrdad Kazerani

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Paper No. DETC2010-28238, pp. 297-305; 9 pages
  • ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 4: 12th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies; 4th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 15–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4412-0 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3881-5
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


A configurable, modular, and flexible vehicle model utilizing scalable powertrain components has been developed at the University of Waterloo. The configurable vehicle model is modified to create an anti-idling system for police vehicles, where an additional battery is utilized to reduce the amount of engine idling time. The goal of the design study is to perform modeling and simulation of the anti-idling system from a financial cost point of view, in order to investigate the potential cost and fuel reduction over a conventional system. The cost function includes the total cost of the battery, the equivalent fuel consumption, and the carbon tax over a period of five years. It is concluded that the anti-idling system demonstrated significant fuel and cost reduction compared to one without. Furthermore, it is found that depending on the SOC threshold of the power management logic, the duration of time over which the engine is activated varied in a non-linear fashion. Future works include performing optimization of the power management logic and also investigates the effects of utilizing different battery types and sizes.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Design , Vehicles



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