Making idling buses and delivery trucks more environmentally friendly

Making idling buses and delivery trucks more environmentally friendly

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A system developed at the University of Waterloo can enable vehicles like buses to turn their ...

In recent years, automakers have introduced engine stop systems in cars to tackle the problem of idling engines wasting fuel. But such systems aren’t appropriate for buses and food delivery trucks that need the engine running to power onboard air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Now a team at the University of Waterloo has found a way to harness the wasted energy from a vehicle as it slows down, and redirect it to secondary systems to allow the engine to be shut down when a vehicle stops.

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June 19, 2017 at 02:23AM

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