Our Research on Control, Calibration and Optimisation

Even the most advanced systems are nothing without a robust and optimised control system, and intelligent control can transform the most mundane of hardware into something exceptional.

Our research applies state-of-the-art control and optimisation techniques to problems at every level of the powertrain and vehicle, from combustion systems to hybrid vehicle energy management. Combining the expert knowledge of our specialists with our system understanding allows us to solve inter-disciplinary and multi-objective problems.

We used predictive control to optimise the energy management of hybrid vehicles in real world driving conditions, all whilst trading off fuel savings against battery life degradation.

In the APAS project working with McLaren and Ricardo we are applying optimisation techniques to autonomously select powertrain architectures based on a series of performance targets.