than 100 percent improvement in vehicle Freight-Ton Economy (FTE) over the 2009 baseline vehicle.   The Purdue team will be responsible for using full vehicle simulations to evaluate concepts pursued during the program.  More. 

SuperTruck II - Advanced Systems Level Technology Development, Integration and Demonstration for Efficient Class 8 Trucks (sponsor: DOE)

A Cummins-led team, including Purdue, will focus on breakthrough advances in Class 8 vehicle freight efficiency technologies that are cost-effective enough to be used in real-world applications. Building on the solid foundation of SuperTruck I, the team will develop and demonstrate 55 percent or greater engine Brake Thermal Efficiency (BTE) at a 65 mile per hour cruise condition and the full team will demonstrate a greater 

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relevant engine duty cycles, namely the HD-FTP and FTP72.   This effort includes use of a camless 6.7L ISB engine testbed within the Cummins Power Lab at the Ray W. Herrick Labs on the Purdue Campus  



duty trucks, the Presidents of the United States and China announced a fifth CERC consortium in September 2015.  This new consortium focuses on developing cost-effective measures to improve the on-road freight efficiency of these trucks by more than 50% compared to the 2016 baseline.  Argonne National Labs is leading the United States partners that include Purdue, Cummins, Freightliner, Oak Ridge National Lab, Ohio State, and University of Michigan.  Our team is working with Cummins to develop advanced control systems for high BMEP SI engines used in medium-duty PHEVs   More.


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Powering What's Next in Freight Transportation (sponsor: Cummins)

The scope and ultimate goal of this project is to imagine the future of freight transportation and identify opportunities to power freight moving ground vehicles in that future. The need to move goods will persist, but the best and most preferable ways to do this may change dramatically.  Many future concepts in transportation and logistics will likely take the form of connected and collaborative systems-of-systems (SoS) with optimized (or learned) levels of autonomy in each 

US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks Consortium     (sponsor: DOE) 

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks are the backbone of freight transportation systems and vital to economic growth in the United States and China.  To accelerate the development and deployment of technologies that will increase the fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy- 

Improving Diesel engine and aftertreatment system fuel efficiency and emissions reduction through implementation and control of variable valve actuation (VVA) and cylinder deactivation (CDA)

(sponsors: Eaton & Cummins)

We are working with Eaton and Cummins to understand the benefits of strategies including internal EGR (iEGR), early exhaust valve opening (EEVO), intake valve closure (IVC) modulation, and CDA over at a variety of operating points, and across several 

Enabling High-Efficiency Operation through Next-Generation Control Systems Development for Connected and Automated Class 8 Truck

(sponsor: ARPA-E NEXTCAR Program) 

Purdue University, together with its partners Cummins, Peloton Technologies, Peterbilt, ZF TRW, and NREL, has a multi-pronged approach for the implementation of their heavy-duty diesel truck project, focusing on concepts including: transmission and engine optimization; more efficient maintenance of exhaust after-treatment systems using look-ahead information; 

system.  Additional Purdue contributors include Professors Neera Jain and Dan DeLaurentis.  

Hybrid Powertrain Design for Medium-Duty Vehicles (sponsor: DOE & Cummins)

Key outcomes of this effort include:  1) exploring a large number of electrified powertrain system architectures and sizing options relative to selected value proposition metrics, 2) increasing confidence in optimal system architectures and sizing methods, and 3) incorporating the impact of battery degradation on system cost and powertrain performance.   Additional Purdue contributors include Professors Oleg Wasynczuk and Edwin Garcia.

cloud-based remote engine and transmission recalibration; cloud-based engine and transmission control; and efficient truck platooning. The most promising strategies will be evaluated and refined using a phased approach relying on a combination of simulations, development and real-world testing.  Purdue contributors also include Professors Dan DeLaurentis, Srini PeetaNeera Jain, and Shaoshuai Mou.  The effort is funded by ARPA-E, with cost share provided by all project partners.   More.