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Main Title Electronic engine controls : availability, durability, and fuel economy effects on 1983 and later model year light-duty trucks /
Author Nugent, Thomas. ; Diatchun, Zachary ; Cox, Timothy
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Author Title of a Work
Diatchun, Zachery.
Cox, Timothy.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Standards Development and Support Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air, Noise and Radiation, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division, Standards Development and Support Branch,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA AA-SDSB-80-11
Stock Number PB80-199185
OCLC Number 724591413
Subjects Trucks--Motors ; Automobiles--Fuel consumption ; Fuel economy ; Fuel Economy Tests ; Fuel Economy/ Miles per Gallon ; Engine Performance
Additional Subjects Trucks ; Fuel consumption ; Electric equipment ; Internal combustion engines ; Control equipment ; Technology assessment ; Exhaust emissions ; Light duty vehicles ; Electronic engine controls ; Microprocessors
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA AA-SDSB-80-11 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/20/2024
ELCD  EPA AA-SDSB-80-11 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 05/23/2011 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB80-199185 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17 pages : charts ; 28 cm
The application of microprocessor technology to optimize the functions of the internal combustion engine is underway. Passenger car model years 1980 and 1981 have seen the widespread introduction of electronic engine controls of varying degrees of complexity. These controls hold the promise of lowering engine emissions and raising engine fuel economy through the optimization of the combustion processes at all engine operational conditions. This paper examines the potential of this technology for use in the future light-duty truck fleet. The implications of this technology on fleet fuel economy, in conjunction with the more stringent emission standards in 1983, are examined along with projections as to the future availability and durability of these microprocessors and their associated engine sensors.
Includes bibliographical references (page 11). Technical report. "EPA-AA-SDSB-80-11." Cover title. "June 1980."