Tool Released for Fuel Consumption Calculation of Medium & Heavy Duty Vehicles
Government agencies worldwide are currently evaluating options to address the issue
of CO2 reduction in the road freight sector. Due to the very large number of vehicle
applications, some of them being “one of a kind”, numerous studies, such as the
of Science report, have highlighted the need to use vehicle modeling and
simulation for evaluating fuel consumption and CO2 from Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles.
Argonne has partnered with numerous companies to develop and validate models for
medium and heavy
duty vehicle applications as well as evaluate fuel consumption potential
of both component and powertrain configurations. One of the specificities of Autonomie
is its ability to model numerous types of powertrain configurations from conventional
to HEVs, PHEVs and EVs, which makes it very suitable to handle the numerous MHDVs
Requirements to assess fuel consumption for declaration or labeling purposes are
different than the ones for development. As a result, the European Automobile Manufacturers
Association (ACEA) has been leading
a project to define processes to properly evaluate medium and heavy vehicle’s fuel
consumption, from data collection to vehicle modeling and simulation.
Based on a set of requirements provided by ACEA, Argonne has developed a specific
version of Autonomie for declaration of fuel consumption with the focus to properly
evaluate medium and heavy duty vehicles. This includes the vehicle specification,
its specific missions and its performance under relevant operational conditions.
The tool, which can be downloaded at no cost, offers a proven methodology, consistent
with OEMs processes, to achieve accurate fuel consumption values.
Please note that this tool contains only a few examples provided for demonstration
purposes and as the tool is currently developed under Matlab/Simulink this separate
software needs to be installed on the PC. A final version of the tool could be provided
as an executable.
For technical questions on the tool, please contact
For additional information on the ACEA project, please contact Stefan Larsson.
To download the heavy duty labeling tool, fill in the information below. A license
key and download link will be sent to you via e-mail. You should add
firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe sender list. If you do not receive
said email from email@example.com
within the next 10 minutes, check your email junk folder, and then contact
firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you receive the email, run the installation
and enter the license key at the appropriate step in the process. If you experience
any problems during installation, please contact
Matlab/Simulink and StateFlow are required to run the heavy duty labeling tool.
MathWorks versions between R2007b and R2011a are supported. (64-bit Matlab users, click
Last update May 2012