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Launched August 2020

OGAB® ROAD Advanced TRS®

Utilising patented Active Flow Control technology, Ogab® has developed a breakthrough system that reduces aerodynamic drag force on commercial vehicles to significantly increase their MPG capabilities.

At speeds of 70mph+ aerodynamic losses account for up to 70% of the power demand from the engine. Changing the vehicle power source whether it is fuel, hybrid or electric will not reduce power consumption.

To reduce power consumption, we must resolve this critical issue of aerodynamic drag.

With our breakthrough research, we have achieved unprecedented reductions in drag coefficient on mid-sized commercial vehicles and HGVs by up to 41%. This results in a significant increase in MPG (miles per gallon) capabilities.

For a full-size lorry (truck), reducing the drag coefficient by 0.01 is approximately equal to an improvement in fuel economy of 0.1 mpg on the combined city/highway driving cycle. The same drag coefficient can improve truck fuel economy by 0.2 mpg at highway/motorway speeds.

Our Advanced TRS® technology, which is powered by energy that would otherwise be lost, not only offers lower fuel related costs, it also improves overall vehicle performance and offers a significant reduction in carbon emissions.

In addition to this, the technology reduces the long-term operational demand on the engine, extending the vehicle’s lifespan as a result. 

Read on to learn more on how we achieved these game-changing results…

 

Environmental concerns, resource scarcity and excessive cost of fossil fuels have obligated governments and industries to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and deploy effective fuel saving strategies in various industrial sectors. The transportation sector is one of the most energy-intensive industries and is responsible for a substantial portion of the global CO2 footprint.

Vehicle manufacturers seek for novel techniques and solutions to reduce the road resistance of the motor vehicles and hence the fuel consumption and GHG emissions. This resistance consists of a mechanical part as well as an aerodynamic facet. For a highway environment, in which most commercial goods are shipped, aerodynamic losses which are dissipative and cannot be recovered are the dominant source for power and fuel consumption (between 35%-55% of engine power balance).

Therefore, our researchers have explored various active and passive flow control strategies to reduce the aerodynamic drag, which can be expressed in non- dimensionalized form as drag coefficient.

Aerodynamic Drag is the Biggest Force of Fuel Consumption at Higher Speeds.

At stop-and-go speeds, drag isn’t significant, but the faster you go, the more it matters. At 70 mph, you’ve got four times the force working against your vehicle than you have at 35 mph.

Distribution of Power Consumption at Various Speeds.

At Ogab®, we offer a solution to reduce the drag force and hence fuel consumption by utilising energy that would otherwise be lost to power our Active Flow Control methods. To find out more, click on the commercial vehicle case studies below.

Get in touch today to learn more about our breakthrough
Advanced TRS® technology.