Vehicle Systems Research

Vehicle Systems Research

Vehicle Systems Research supports public decision making for the adoption of advanced energy and efficient transportation technologies including hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and other advanced powertrain vehicles. Vehicle Systems Research includes advanced engine technologies, advanced power electronics and electric machines, and laboratory-to-roadside testing, evaluation, modeling, and analysis.

Vehicle Systems Research

Publications

Impact of Partial Penetrations of Connected and Automated Vehicles on Fuel Consumption and Traffic Flow

This article addresses the problem of analyzing the effects of partial penetrations of optimally coordinated connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) on fuel consumption and travel time under low,...

Online Optimal Control of Connected Vehicles for Efficient Traffic Flow at Merging Roads

This paper addresses the problem of coordinating online connected vehicles at merging roads to achieve a smooth traffic flow without stop-and-go driving. We present a framework and a closed-form...

A Duality Framework for Stochastic Optimal Control of Complex Systems

We address the problem of minimizing the long-run expected average cost of a complex system consisting of interactive subsystems. We formulate a multiobjective optimization problem of the one-stage...

Capabilities & Research Areas

The program draws upon ORNL expertise in advanced engine technologies, advanced power electronics and electric machines, and laboratory-to-roadside testing, evaluation, modeling, and analysis to meet the research needs of the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office and to support public decision making regarding the benefits of adopting advanced energy efficient transportation technologies.