Hybrid cars can save fuel thanks to evolutionary algorithms


Hybrid cars they are part of that journey what to do from fossil fuel based vehicles towards those totally clean, whether electric or another type of source such as hydrogen. These hybrid cars can also use existing technology to save fuel.

Hybrid vehicles they are not as efficient as they could be. While starting to drive in a purely electric mode is good for relatively short trips, this actually hurts your fuel economy if you have to switch to the gasoline engine. Although science seems to have found a solution for it.

This solution comes from nature itself. The University of California has researchers who have developed evolutionary algorithms They learn to combine the power of electricity and gasoline to maximize fuel economy.

Focus mimics natural energy saving processes to invoke the electric motor during a trip and thus adapt to the conditions of your driving, which should help if you are stopped in a traffic jam or crossing through a highway where the march is constant and without ups and downs.

The algorithms were able to handle energy savings of more than 30 percent, which could be enough to help the driver to stop in the middle of the route. And as it is known, even these algorithms would work better in real life, as UCRs envision connected cars that share their vision from one to another to make decisions based on more information at hand.

It won't help much to try avoid the use of gasoline anyway. Also, the team will have to sign agreements with the car manufacturers before you can bring that saving from the vehicle to your daily driving. Even so, it looks quite promising and while electric cars look set to dominate in the long run, extra-efficient hybrids could serve to shorten times.

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