Future Engine Control Enabling Environment Friendly Vehicle

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding


The aim of this paper is to compile the state of the art of engine control and develop scenarios for improvements in a number of applications of engine control where the pace of technology change is at its most marked. The first application is control of downsized engines with enhancement of combustion using direct injection, variable valve actuation and turbo charging. The second application is electrification of the powertrain with its impact on engine control. Various architectures are explored such as micro, mild, full hybrid and range extenders. The third application is exhaust gas after-treatment, with a focus on the trade-off between engine and after-treatment control. The fourth application is implementation of powertrain control systems, hardware, software, methods, and tools.

The paper summarizes several examples where the performance depends on the availability of control systems for automotive applications. In addition it presents several open research topics with a commentary on current research direction and objectives.


  • Hui Xie
  • Richard Stobart
  • Per Tunestål
  • Lars Eriksson
  • Yiqun Huang
  • Patrick Leteinturier
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Mechanical Engineering


  • Internal Combustion Engines, Control, Combustion
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Paper Series
PublisherSociety of Automotive Engineers
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
EventSAE World Congress & Exhibition, 2013 - Detroit, Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Duration: 2013 Apr 162013 Apr 18

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0148-7191


ConferenceSAE World Congress & Exhibition, 2013
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit, Michigan