This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Fuel Economy: A Kaizen Approach
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published January 17, 2007 by The Automotive Research Association of India in India
Annotation ability available
Event: SIAT 2007
This paper explains a Kaizen approach to improve fuel economy of the Vehicle. This approach depends on discovering and plugging various energy drains, thereby improving performance of the vehicle without much cost escalation. Contrary to the common belief most of the improvements also result in improved drivability. Even though the improvements achieved by the individual Kaizen may not be significant but when aggregated they produce commendable improvements. The combination of High Fuel-economy with Low initial cost demanded by compact car segment customer is difficult to achieve but it is possible with Kaizen approach.
A comprehensive test strategy is also explained for every Kaizen involved to test the vehicle performance, durability and to generate comprehensive and comparable database for further development.
CitationBhat, A. and Vashisth, A., "Fuel Economy: A Kaizen Approach," SAE Technical Paper 2007-26-024, 2007, https://doi.org/10.4271/2007-26-024.
- 2005 India Appeal Study J. D. Power and Associates
- Improving Automobile Fuel Economy: New Standards, New Approaches October 1991 OTA-E-504 NTIS order #PB92-115989
- Heywood, J. B. “Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals” McGrawHill Book Company 1988