Intelligent GPS-based predictive engine control for a motor vehicle

Lee, Shin, Begg, Steven, Walters, Simon and Howlett, R.J. (2010) Intelligent GPS-based predictive engine control for a motor vehicle International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems, 7 (3). pp. 155-169. ISSN 1448-5869

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An intelligent Global Positioning System (GPS) based control system utilises information about the current vehicle position and upcoming terrain in order to reduce vehicle fuel consumption as well as improve road safety and comfort. The development of such in-vehicle control systems has provided static and dynamic road information. The vehicle running parameters have been mathematically defined whilst the engine control algorithms were derived from a custom-built engine test-rig. As the vehicle travelled over a particular route, road information such as gradient and position was stored with the past trajectory using a Neuro-Fuzzy technique. This road information was continuously updated and replaced by new data as the vehicle moved along, thereby adjusting the engine control parameters to reflect the actual current vehicle running data. The control system essentially used a fuzzy logic derived relief map of the test route and this was further validated and corrected based on the past trajectory from the in-vehicle GPS sensor. The simulation model demonstrated the feasibility and robustness of the control system for motor vehicle control applications.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: H000 Engineering > H600 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > H610 Electronic Engineering
G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
H000 Engineering > H600 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > H620 Electrical Engineering
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.3233/HIS-2010-0111
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Engineering and Product Design Research > Smart Systems and Materials
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Depositing User: Shaun Lee
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2011 10:41
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 14:58

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