Welcome To The Vehicle & Mobility Systems Group

For the past 15 years, Argonne's Vehicle & Mobility Systems 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 Vehicle & Mobility Systems 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.

Aircraft Systems Simulation

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Analyze the optimal trade-offs between energy consumption, range, endurance, payload, and mission performance, and research the optimal controls for planes and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Vehicle Systems Modeling & Simulation

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Utilize Autonomie's plug & play architecture, extensive models and energy analysis capabilities to accelerate the introduction of advanced vehicle technologies into the marketplace.

Vehicle Energy Consumption & Performance Analysis

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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

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Develop vehicle level control algorithm to minimize fuel consumption.

Component-In-The-Loop

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

Transportation System Simulation

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High-performance, open-source agent-based modeling framework to estimate impacts on mobility at the regional level.

Transportation System Energy Analysis

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Quantify the mobility and energy impact of transportation systems (i.e. cities) by leveraging traffic flow simulation tools.