Argonne National Laboratory

Transportation and Vehicle Energy Modeling

Transportation and Vehicle Energy Modeling

For the past 15 years, Argonne 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 (such as electrified vehicles), new component technologies (such as advanced transmissions and engines) and control strategies (such 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 system modeling and control 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.

Projects

Tool - Transportation System Simulation (POLARIS)

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

Tool - Vehicle System Simulation (Autonomie)

Plug and Play tool to accelerate the introduction of advanced vehicle technologies into the marketplace

Transportation System Simulation

Quantify the mobility and energy impact of new transportation technologies and policies at the regional level

Vehicle Energy Consumption and Performance Analysis

Quantify the energy and cost impact of advanced powertrain technologies

Vehicle Energy Management

Develop vehicle-level control algorithms to minimize fuel consumption

Virtual Vehicle - Component-in-the-Loop

Evaluate the impacts of component technology at the system level using virtual vehicles