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Commercial Vehicles: Real Consumption and Fleet Optimisation

The large variety of commercial vehicles variants with a wide range of application offers significant potential for optimising the composition of a fleet with different drive technologies.

The commercial vehicle sector is characterized by a wide variety of vehicles and an equally broad spectrum of applications. For this reason, a large number of different drive technologies will establish on the market. For operators and manufacturers, the assessment of real energy demand and fuel consumption is therefore of increasing importance.

This is where fka comes in with its methodological expertise and supports its clients in recording the status quo and making decisions about future concepts. From the component to the application, virtual or in the field, the energy demand is evaluated and predicted. With the help of customised measurement campaigns, the experts at fka record the energy and power demand specific to each application. This can be done both with dedicated measurements and by long-term recording with permanently installed data recording. Fast access to the vehicle data is uncomplicated via the standard protocol J1939. A further metrological upgrade is also possible. As a customer, you receive the collected data in both processed and raw format.

Use case § 68 VgV for the procurement of road vehicles

An exemplary use case is § 68 VgV (Regulation on the Award of Public Contracts) for the procurement of road vehicles by public principals. This paragraph serves to implement Directive 2009/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles in Germany. Public commercial vehicle fleet operators are required to take energy requirements into account when procuring their vehicles. Here fka can support the decision making process for the future fleet on the basis of individual mission profiles and fleet compositions. The shift to alternative drive systems, for example electrified vehicles, and the effects on CO2 emissions as well as the operating concept will also be supported and evaluated.

For further investigations, fka uses the measurement data to calibrate simulation models. In these models, the vehicle behaviour is physically implemented together with the components relevant for the energy demand. This makes it possible to extrapolate the behaviour of a modified vehicle configuration for the existing driving task or the behaviour of the current vehicle in a modified application case. On request, this can also be done in the EU's VECTO tool.

Competent services and solutions

With the solutions presented, fka offers a broad portfolio of services to support the ambitious and important goals of its customers to reduce the CO2 emissions of their vehicles. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

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Jan Bahlmann M.Sc.

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Jan Bahlmann M.Sc.

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