I accidently came across this when doing a yahoo search for "honda insight" model
. It's some pretty technical information but interesting to browse.
Not sure what you would do with the info but here's some quotes from the site.
"The Honda Insight model is developed based on test data, provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, and Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois. The model aims at describing the control strategy and the characteristics of the Honda Insight drivetrain."
If you go up a level in the address to http://www.ctts.nrel.gov/analysis/advisor_doc/
there is information about NREL's ADVISOR.
"ADVISOR, NREL’s ADvanced VehIcle SimulatOR, is a set of model, data, and script text files for use with Matlab and Simulink. It is designed for rapid analysis of the performance and fuel economy of conventional, electric, and hybrid vehicles. ADVISOR also provides a backbone for the detailed simulation and analysis of user defined drivetrain components, a starting point of verified vehicle data and algorithms from which to take full advantage of the modeling flexibility of Simulink and analytic power of MATLAB.
"You may benefit from using ADVISOR if you want to:
-estimate the fuel economy of vehicles that have not yet been built
-learn about how conventional, hybrid, or electric vehicles use (and lose) energy throughout their drivetrains
-compare relative tailpipe emissions produced on a number of cycles
-evaluate an energy management strategy for your hybrid vehicle's fuel converter
-optimize the gear ratios in your transmission to minimize fuel use or maximize performance, etc. "
If you use this technology and have made any interesting discoveries, I'm sure we'd all like to hear about it.
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