Stefan Spronkmans's scientific contributions

Publications (4)

Conference Paper
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The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) is engaged in research, development and testing of a range of technologies relating to hybrid and electric vehicle energy management and performance. The impact of driver behaviour on vehicle energy consumption is a significant factor, and one which can often be reduced with eco-dri...
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Thermal Modelling of Battery Pack within Integrated Powertrain Control • Thermal management within the context of battery ageing • Simulation level assessment of the use of the battery under different operational conditions • On board monitoring, management, and prediction • System level control and energy management

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... Approaches to achieving the reduction of fuel consumption are diverse, such as advanced engine technology, intelligent vehicle technology, and new energy technology, like pure electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle [1]. Among these strategies and products, eco-driving, as one of the new control technologies, has been widely noted because of its potential of reducing fuel consumption in whatever the local microscopic or global macroscopic level [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]. The main concept of eco-driving is to offer the driver an optimal driving strategy or replace the driver with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS,) to improve the fuel economy under the guise of satisfying the driving time and speed limits. ...
... Such vehicles benefit heavily from integrated and/or predictive control supported by various information sources, particularly when considering emissions [5] Figure 1:Trends and predicted focus in powertrain development [1] ITS organized traffic lights in combination with advisory speed indicators along the road side yields good results in terms of energy savings, but still a couple of restrictions remain. A major restriction is that the green wave phased traffic lights with speed indicators typically cover only small parts of the urban roads in a city [7]. As a consequence there still is an unused and potentially significant CO 2 reduction (energy saving) potential. ...