CORE is divided into six sub-projects, the focusing on different engine and powertrain technologies. Major areas for these are: optimizing the existing Diesel engine: combustion, air management, aftertreatment and controls, decrease rated engine speed ("down speeding"), optimizing the powertrain layout (hybrid electric components) and using alternative fuels as liquefied natural gas (LNG) combined with variable valve actuation.
These three sub-projects are supported by two cross projects where friction reduction and improvement of low temperature performance of NOx aftertretment technologies are studied. Accomplished results are adapted on engine and powertrain arrrangemenne Finally in the last sub-project, to ensure knowledge and technology transfer, all results will be assessed by vehicle simulations for final achievement of the fuel economy target.
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