Driving cycle

Driving cycle

Driving cycle

04/26/17

“How do engineers analyze the speed of an automobile?”
The Automobile is one of the most omnipresent devices on the planet. And as such, when being analyzed, all studies must be done with great precision. So how can engineers look at one component, velocity, with extreme detail? Well, thanks to the hard labors of many researchers, a tool known as the drive cycle has been developed. In essence, a drive cycle is a collection of data points representing a vehicle’s velocity in contrast to time. This system is often used by engineers to estimate the amount of fuel that a car has used since a car operating at higher speeds will burn more petroleum.

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