Today we’re finishing up two weeks of emissions testing on our Mississippi State EcoCAR. During the Spring workshop at the EPA, we learned more about the behavior of our catalytic reduction emissions system. This allowed us to improve the control strategy of the system. Over the past two weeks, we’ve utilized a four wheel chassis dynamometer at CAVS, as well as anemissions test bench, to optimize the control strategy. This work ensures that the Mississippi State EcoCAR is as harmless to the environment as possible.
Other work happening on the car now includes light-weighting wherever possible to improve acceleration, and installing our custom built infortainment system to improve consumer acceptability.