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Driving Cycle Equivalence and Transformation

There is a current strong trend where driving cycles are used extensively in vehicle design, especially for calibration and tuning of all powertrain systems for control and diagnosis. In such situations it is essential to capture real driving, and therefore using only a few driving cycles would lead to the risk that a test or a design would be tailored to details in a specific driving cycle. Consequently there are now widespread activities using techniques from statistics, big data and mission modeling to address these issues. For all such methods there is an important final step to calibrate a representative cycle to adhere to fair propulsion requirements on the driven wheels over a cycle. For this a general methodology has been developed, applicable to a wide range of problems involving driving cycle transformations. It is based on a definition of equivalence for driving cycles that loosely speaking defines being similar without being the same. Based on this, a set of algorithms are developed to transform a given driving cycle into an equivalent one, or into a cycle with given equivalence measure. The transformations are effectively handled as a nonlinear program that is solved using general purpose optimization techniques. The proposed method is general and a wide range of constraints can be used.

Peter Nyberg, Erik Frisk and Lars Nielsen

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2017

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