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, Volume 78, Issue 6, pp 16–23 | Cite as

RDE Engineering via Engine-in-the-loop Test-bench

  • Jan GerstenbergEmail author
  • Christian Schyr
  • Sandra Sterzing-Oppel
  • Dennis Trenkle
Cover Story

Bosch Engineering has realised a strategy to support RDE Engineering in an efficient way using an engine-in-the-loop (EiL) engine test-bench. This strategy realises a RDE front-loading by system performances measures in an early phase of a project. The project duration can be significantly reduced and the usage of the prototype vehicles can be minimised by up to 85 %.

Traditional Development Methods Come to Their Limits

The new Real Driving Emissions (RDE) legislation and its emissions test on real roads leads to a change regarding measurement and analysis of vehicle emissions. Unlike previous vehicle emission tests, parameters such as engine load and vehicle speed are no longer defined with RDE by a fixed pattern, but are largely determined by the traffic situation, driver behaviour and the course of the route.

The automotive manufacturers must adapt themselves, both in the conception, design and calibration of exhaust-gas relevant components and systems as well as in the...



The authors would like to thank Dr. S. Tafel, T. Lehmann, D. Naber, H. Hartlief for their assistance as well as C. Fischer, Dr. B. Hartmann, M. Off and K. Baecke for their support.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Gerstenberg
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Schyr
    • 2
  • Sandra Sterzing-Oppel
    • 3
  • Dennis Trenkle
    • 4
  1. 1.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany
  2. 2.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany
  3. 3.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany
  4. 4.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany

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