Hydrogen is becoming increasingly an important fuel for transportation applications. The storage of hydrogen in fuel cell vehicles has been problematic to date due to low energy density of contemporary technologies. Therefore, research to compare state-of-the-art technologies and determine which, if any, meet targets released by the U.S. Department of Energy is the objective of
Creating a set of verification and validation practices for autonomous vehicles will ensure their effectiveness and security.
Testing alternative emissions detection methods could benefit Arizona if tailored to the state’s specific needs.
Studying extreme fast-charging systems in electric vehicles can lead to increased range and faster charging times.
Calculating the ideal following distance for platooning heavy-duty vehicles will increase their efficiency.
The objective is to complete a thermal analysis of the current design of an Energy Storage System (ESS) for an Electric Vehicle (EV) of an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner using Fluid ANSYS, a computer program specifically designed to test how fluid flow effects heat loss within a system. This is critical to EVs because
The research project focuses on developing an Arizona-specific RDE test to corroborate and supplement the laboratory testing used to certify vehicles for sale and operation. The researcher is currently developing a clearer understanding of the currently employed testing methods used in the EU for NOx and PM measurements in RDE testing and is providing an
As the technology of Electric Vehicles (EVs) improves, city governments are becoming interested in updating their current fleet vehicles to reduce the environmental footprint. The objective of this research is to work with the City of Phoenix to propose replacement vehicles for their current city fleet. The decisions of various vehicle replacement recommendations will be