Research Truck Technology Efficiency Assessment

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues contract with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to undertake a truck technology efficiency assessment in order to demonstrate how cutting edge technologies can be used to define real world driving conditions for advanced power train systems research. Building on past investments by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, this study will support existing research to increase automobile efficiency and safety and introduce new capabilities for advanced transportation for universities, the government and industry. Using these cutting edge technologies to test various combinations of engine components before building a prototype vehicle will save time and money in developing our nation's next generation of trucks, buses, military vehicles and passenger cars.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Transportation, Planning, Research and Development


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $250000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Secretary
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Rypinski, Art

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Prout, Peter

  • Start Date: 20100709
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130709
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31115

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465049
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:54PM