Future Concepts for
commercial vehicles and industrial engines
demand contradicting goals for development. Along with minimized fuel consumption, long term reliability and excellent driveability paired with high comfort standards have to be met at competitive costs. In addition, increasingly stringent emission legislation that varies world-wide leads to a broad range of exhaust aftertreatment system specification and an increase in system complexity.
Consequently, a major challenge is to reduce the number of variants by using the potential for synergy between on-road and non-road vehicle applications. Reaching the lowest possible emission standards can only be achieved through robust engine design layouts and proper selection of exhaust aftertreatment configuration at the earliest concept phase.
The introduction of efficient emission control systems describes a new chapter in the evolution of heavy-duty diesel engines. In addition to the demand for achieving the highest possible efficiency, the durability and reliability of the typical heavy-duty diesel engine must be maintained despite the addition of advanced exhaust aftertreatment technology.
FEV, with its global presence and awareness for individual market demands, provides first class expertise in both commercial vehicle and industrial engine development from the initial design and CAE, through vehicle integration and calibration. FEV’s interdisciplinary engineering services also cover functional and durability testing, pilot engine builds and the continuation of supervision for production vehicles which includes fleet testing.