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Welcome To Autonomie

For the past 15 years, the Argonne System Modeling and Control Group has been at the forefront of research in energy-efficient transportation. In recent years, the vehicle technologies have become increasingly complex with the introduction of new powertrain configurations (e.g., electrified vehicles), new component technologies (e.g., advanced transmissions, engines…) and control strategies (e.g., eco-routing). In addition, with increased focus on connectivity and automation, one cannot only consider the vehicle as a stand-alone element, but rather focus on the entire transportation system due to the numerous interactions with a vehicle and its environment.

The system modeling and control group has developed a series of integrated tools and processes to quickly and efficiently evaluate the impact of advanced vehicle and transportation technologies from a mobility and energy point of view.


Vehicle System Simulation Tool Development (Autonomie)
Develop software tools and methods (i.e. Plug & Play architecture, large scale simulation...) to accelerate the introduction of advanced vehicle technologies into the market place.

Vehicle Energy Consumption & Performance Analysis
Analyze the effects of powertrain design, component technologies, and control strategies on vehicle energy consumption over a wide range of driving conditions and temperatures.

Energy-Efficient Vehicle Control
Develop vehicle level control algorithm to minimize fuel consumption.

Evaluate the impact of a component technology at the system level using a virtual vehicle.

Transportation System Simulation Tool Development (POLARIS)
Develop software tools and methods to estimate the impact on mobility at the regional level.

Transportation Network Energy Analysis
Quantify complete transportation system energy consumption (i.e. cities) by leveraging traffic flow simulation tools.

The development of Autonomie has been funded by the U.S. DOE Energy Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO).


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