Saving energy with data and algorithms
Information is everywhere but the challenge is to make good use of it. The promise of the information age is to make improvements in the material world by harnassing the immaterial. Four engineers of the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have done just that. Combining real-time data and algorithms, they were able to reduce fuel consumption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with 10 to 30%.