Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Automotive Stop - Start On the Way

This is one of those simple fixes that are possible today because of electronic control systems finely tuned to our vehicles.  It is still not a hybrid, but it certainly allows for a serious saving in stop and go situations and works because the decision is out of the driver’s control.

We all know that the saving is there but to individually take advantage of it is actually hard work.  Without using automation, it could not happen.

For the manufacturers, this is the low hanging fruit in terms of moving toward more efficient power plants.  Most vehicles do most of their driving inside town.  Shaving a full fifteen percent is huge and the actual cost will negligible.

'Stop-start' system coming to U.S. cars

by Staff Writers
Detroit (UPI) Sep 18, 2010 

A relatively simple and inexpensive fuel-saving technology from Europe will soon be introduced on vehicles in North America, engineers say.

So-called start-stop systems that turn off a car when it is idling and reignite the engine when the driver releases the brake will be coming to the United States and Canada in the next five years, The Detroit News reported.

The technology is widespread in Europe and will be embraced in North America as a tool to meet increasingly stringent fuel-economy and emissions requirements, auto experts say.

"Engineers kill for one-tenth of a mile per gallon," Joe Phillippi of AutoTrends Consulting Inc. said. "In city driving, it would make a huge impact."

Estimates vary, but the consensus is shutting off the engine at a stop can improve fuel economy as much as 15 percent.

Consumer acceptance could be a challenge.

"It is a strange sensation because the engine suddenly turns off," said analyst Stephanie Brinley of EMC Strategic Communications in Troy, Mich. "It is quick and seamless, but you can tell it happens."
Half of the new cars in Europe will have start-stop technology in 2012, and North America will reach that figure in 2016, said Frank Frister, product manager with Bosch North America, one of the companies developing stop-start systems.

1 comment:

Arun Bandi said...


Accidents happen in a spur of moment .”Most of the accidents
happen due to wrong judgment while overtaking.

“Overtaking” is a virgin phenomenon & will continue occurring
eternally whether in single or bi-directional movements on roads.

In recent past “Use of flasher indicators” has decisively helped in reducing road accidents as they caution & indicate change in the status of direction of moving vehicles.

The need of hour is to declare the exact status of the vehicle in
movement &also declare the “immediate next actions to be happening” irrespective of driver’s desire.

That’s where the “ACCI-PREVENT SYSTEM” comes into picture devised solely by ARUN BANDI author of this article. The system is so conceived &designed so as to give prior intimation to co-drivers such as braking, sudden reduction of speed & sudden acceleration. The system so incorporated in the vehicle exhibit the intentions of driver, &such an intimation comes as an involuntary action from the vehicle itself &not from the driver.

The system can be compared with the involuntary muscular system of the human body, which control the functioning of vital organs of human body &which are fundamental for survival.
Similar approach is taken with this system. Irrespective of driver’s desire the system indicates changing speed ranges , idling, deceleration & and forward acceleration.

All the indications are conventional combinations of STOP, LOOK & GO, the basic traffic lighting system &hence no chance of mistakes.

The salient features of this system are :

ö Accidents of overtaking in unidirectional as well as
bi-directional movement will be

ö Since it is irrespective of driver’s desire the co-drivers can
safeguard themselves by knowing the status declaration of the moving vehicle constantly & can take appropriate actions.

ö Due to constant indication of motional status of vehicle it will
help regulating ongoing traffic & reduce pollution.

ö Traffic in new words ,will have “TOTAL TRANSPERANCY” as everybody’s movement intentions are known to everybody.

öBy any evaluations this will be an innovative value addition to an existing safety standard of vehicle.

Working model of this system is available for
display and demonstration with author.



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ARUN BANDI -+ 91 9765878233, 8554842433, 020 24300209
e-mail-- bandi_arun@yahoo.co.in

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