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Thermal management plucks CAFE's low-hanging fruit

  • Magazine Article
  • 18AUTP01_10
Published January 01, 2018 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Thermal management systems may offer the most ‘bang for the buck’ in the quest to improve vehicle efficiency and thus meet stringent U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. Although some of the ‘low-hanging fruit’ in this area has been picked, opportunities still exist to further improve thermal management before engineers must shift to more costly investments.

This was the widely-expressed belief by speakers at the 2017 SAE Thermal Management Systems Symposium, led by a keynote from Sean Osborne, director of the ITB Group, a consulting firm specializing in the subject.