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Adaptive powertrain control for plugin hybrid electric vehicles

United States Patent

October 15, 2013
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A powertrain control system for a plugin hybrid electric vehicle. The system comprises an adaptive charge sustaining controller; at least one internal data source connected to the adaptive charge sustaining controller; and a memory connected to the adaptive charge sustaining controller for storing data generated by the at least one internal data source. The adaptive charge sustaining controller is operable to select an operating mode of the vehicle's powertrain along a given route based on programming generated from data stored in the memory associated with that route. Further described is a method of adaptively controlling operation of a plugin hybrid electric vehicle powertrain comprising identifying a route being traveled, activating stored adaptive charge sustaining mode programming for the identified route and controlling operation of the powertrain along the identified route by selecting from a plurality of operational modes based on the stored adaptive charge sustaining mode programming.
Kedar-Dongarkar; Gurunath (Auburn Hills, MI), Weslati; Feisel (Troy, MI)
Chrysler Group LLC (Auburn Hills, MI)
13/ 160,561
June 15, 2011
GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made, at least in part, under U.S. Government, Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-EE0002720. The Government may have rights in this invention.