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A vehicle monitoring study at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help transform energy-intensive vehicles like transit buses and utility trucks into energy-efficient equipment. ORNL researchers have installed data acquisition and wireless communication systems on several East Tennessee heavy vehicles to take a closer look at how the machines perform in real time. The study, called the Medium-Truck Duty Cycle project, is designed to provide the first quantitative profile of the driving behavior of medium-sized trucks. The thorough understanding of vehicle performance could lead to more effective recommendations for fuel efficiency improvements in medium trucks. ORNL researchers include Gary Capps, Bill Knee, Mary Beth Lascurain and Adam Siekmann.

 -  Morgan McCorkle,  865.574.7308,  November 05, 2010
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