Following the conclusion of the Spring Workshop at the EPA and with the EcoCAR year three competition rapidly approaching Mississippi State University begins putting the final touches on their car. With the emissions data collected at the EPA and the help of the MSU Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems’ AWD dynamometer the team has begun to test their 1.3L turbo diesel and exhaust after treatment system. The dyno combined with NOx measurement sensors will allow the team to optimize the urea after treatment system to obtain maximum emissions reduction while minimizing the production of ammonia.
In addition to dyno testing the team has been hard at work finalizing graphics for their digital gauge cluster as well as software for the car’s infotainment center. The finalized version of the gauge cluster graphics includes fuel level indicators as well as important warning lights. The infotainment center features custom software written by members of the MSU team and includes features such as audio/video playback and options allowing the passengers to interact with their vehicle.