Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership

Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership

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The 21st Century Truck Partnership (21CTP), a cooperative research and development partnership formed by four federal agencies with 15 industrial partners, was launched in the year 2000 with high hopes that it would dramatically advance the technologies used in trucks and buses, yielding a cleaner, safer, more efficient generation of vehicles. Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership critically examines and comments on the overall adequacy and balance of the 21CTP. The book reviews how well the program has accomplished its goals, evaluates progress in the program, and makes recommendations to improve the likelihood of the Partnership meeting its goals. Key recommendations of the book include that the 21CTP should be continued, but the future program should be revised and better balanced. A clearer goal setting strategy should be developed, and the goals should be clearly stated in measurable engineering terms and reviewed periodically so as to be based on the available funds.Program status The 21CTP selected the engine manufacturers Cummins, Caterpillar, and Detroit Diesel as the ... The a€œRankine cycle WHR System Test Blocka€ schematic provided by Cummins shows 60oF cooling water provided for theanbsp;...

Title:Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership
Author:Committee to Review the 21st Century Truck Partnership, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2008-09-19


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