Researchers find way to reduce environmental impact of idling buses & trucks

 06/19/2017 - 08:36
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Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a system for service vehicles that could reduce emissions and save companies and governments millions of dollars per year in fuel costs.

Waterloo engineers found a way to capture waste energy from service vehicles, as they are slowing down, and also figured out how to use that energy to replace the fossil fuels that are currently needed to operate secondary systems, such as air conditioning or refrigeration units.

The Engineers revealed by harnessing the energy a vehicle wastes as it is slowing down and redirecting it to a secondary battery system, these vehicles can be turned off without shutting off systems such as refrigeration and air conditioning units.