Automotive Systems

The Automotive Systems application area has the general theme of modeling, control, and supervision of functions in vehicle powertrains. The overall aim is to develop control systems that can obtain optimal performance, safety, energy utilization, and environmental stability.

The research activities in Automotive Systems focus on developing control oriented models for the engine, powertrain and after treatment system, and the use of these for overall system optimization and control. This includes both short time horizons such as improving performance in rapid transients, tip-in, tip-out and gear shifting, as well as the goal of minimizing fuel consumption and emissions over a complete driving mission.

The research focuses both on improving the control of current powertrain configurations as well as investigating future concepts with different types of hybridization/electrification.