Coasting As A Real Driving Function

June 2018 Cover Story Continental Coasting Driving Function

Depending on the driving profile and without the aid of additional advanced driver assistance systems, mild hybrid vehicles with electrification of 48 V do not require the internal combustion engine for propulsion for up to a quarter of the driving time. The engine can therefore be disengaged and stopped, which – depending on the operating strategy – reduces actual consumption by up to 8 % on average. According to developments at Continental, additional potential savings can be achieved by predictive Energy Management (pEM). An overall technology view is required for drivers to understand and accept the vehicle behaviour.

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