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Vehicle Emissions

The work conducted by researchers at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) includes not only a deep theoretical understanding of the issues that underlie emissions reduction, but an applied practice toward industry solutions.

CAR researchers have experience working with all major aftertreatment systems, including three-way catalysts, urea-SCR (urea-selective catalytic reduction), diesel particulate filters, gasoline particulate filters, electrically heated catalysts and other technologies. Their research focus is on experimental assessement of technologies, modeling at the system and kinetics level, and development of diagnostics and controls.

While leveraging the expertise of the university’s Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter) the CAR team employs state-of-the-art software for the modeling of complex emissions systems.

Working across disciplines allows engineers to deliver the best possible emissions solutions, resulting in improved performance and emissions reduction. With both research and real-world application, the center has provided a strong basis for automotive industry leaders to strive toward greater emissions reductions in the future.