The Application of Telematics to Demonstrate Octane Quality Effects in Real World Driving
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 1, 2015 by SAE International in United States
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Enhanced octane is one route to fuels differentiation where associated vehicle performance benefits are generally measured under controlled wide-open throttle tests on a chassis dynamometer. The combined availabilities of relevant ECU data via OBD and telematic loggers present new opportunities to assess such fuel benefits on the road in normal real-world driving environments. A novel methodology is described in this paper which utilised the remote logging of key engine EOBD data from a fleet trial and the results successfully demonstrated significant octane-derived benefits in many vehicles throughout normal mixed-roads driving. The availability and the reliability of telematic loggers mean that the method could be implemented in a scalable way as a complementary approach in addition to conventional laboratory vehicle testing.
CitationYow, S., Nattrass, S., and Jones, W., "The Application of Telematics to Demonstrate Octane Quality Effects in Real World Driving," SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-1953, 2015, https://doi.org/10.4271/2015-01-1953.
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