Development of an Integrated Energy Management System for Buses

The objective of this research is to explore the technical and commercial feasibility of an intelligent system designed to optimize the energy consumption aboard a bus (conventional diesel or hybrid electric) by modulating the energy needs of the drive system with those of the auxiliary systems. Heavy duty vehicles such as buses are currently built using drive and peripheral systems that are not optimized for this specific application. In addition, their operating modes do not take into account the real-time energy demands of other components on the vehicle. A smart controller would address this requirement and could yield estimated energy savings of 5 to 9 % and equivalent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Ideally, such a system could be retrofitted to existing buses and as well as integrated into new diesel or hybrid electric buses.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Systemes PRAN Incorporated


      Overland Custom Coach


      Transport Canada. Transportation Development Centre via Program of Energy and Development

      800 Rene Levesque Boulevard West, 6th Floor
      Montreal,   Canada  H3B 1X9
    • Project Managers:

      Arteau, D

    • Performing Organizations:

      Systemes PRAN Incorporated


      Transportation Canada

      Transportation Development Centre
      800 Rene Levesque Boulevard West, Suite 600
      Montreal, Quebec    H3B 1X9
    • Start Date: 20030000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20040000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27433

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461167
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
    • Files: RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:40PM