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Race Sunday, Learn Monday: Formula E teaches Jaguar how to make PHEVs 10% farther

One of the key discussions in racing is the transfer of technology from the racetrack to the public road. In fact, at least according to Jaguar, Formula E makes road cars better for the electric age.

British car makers Jaguar TCS Racing Drivers Mitch Evans and Sam Bird and their team of engineers have taught Jaguar’s road car division how to make electric cars even better.

These improvements are mainly regenerative braking, because on the racetrack, a Formula E car must get about a third of the energy it needs to complete a race through energy harvesting. To achieve this, the team uses a state-of-the-art driver-in-the-loop simulator to develop the driver’s race strategy and determine the best place to hit the brakes and the best place to lift and coast. find out.

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Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal James Barclay said: “So we modeled each circuit, Jaguar I-TYPE We look at your performance at a very granular level so that you can develop the optimal energy strategy for each Formula E race. “

Software learning from this process helped the jaguar Develop predictive energy optimization capabilities for F-Pace P400e and E-Pace P300e plug-in hybrid models. The system uses GPS data to map driver movements and divides them into 100-meter (328-foot) segments for analysis.

Using map data along with information about the type of road you are traveling on, the average speed of the road, and the gradient your car may face, the system can make informed decisions about how best to use your drivetrain. down. You can decide when it is most efficient to use an electric motor and when a combustion engine is most advantageous. Thanks to this efficiency PHEVs In real life, you can go up to 10% farther than otherwise.

The Eco Coach feature, on the other hand, is like driving with one of the Jaguar TCS Racing drivers in the passenger seat.available in Jaguar XEXF, E-Pace and F-Pace Mild Hybrid use algorithms to help drivers make travel smoother and more efficient.

Again, the system uses GPS data to predict which routes drivers are likely to take. Use that information to look at the road 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) ahead and predict the next corners, junctions, speed limit easing and restrictions. downhill Determines the optimum point at which the driver releases the throttle so as not to waste energy.

Drivers are asked to take off by pressing the green pedal on the instrument panel. This design replicates the steering wheel light system used by the driver. in Formula E To know the best time to lift and coast on the race track.

“The technology we use and the invaluable knowledge we have accumulated make Jaguar’s plug-in hybrid predictive energy optimization technology highly effective, enabling our customers to get the most out of their state-of-the-art powertrains. It helped me,” Berkeley said. “The same applies to eco-coach technology. in a jaguar‘s mild hybrid helps drivers save fuel and reduce emissions. Both are great examples of the Race to Innovate philosophy and how we provide our customers with the lessons learned from the highly competitive world championship motorsport. “ Race Sunday, Learn Monday: Formula E teaches Jaguar how to make PHEVs 10% farther

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