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MSU develops fuel-saving system for armored vehicles

MSU News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 13:28
An MSU research team recently developed an idle-reduction system for vehicles made by Holly Springs-based CITE Armored that allows the heating and air conditioning to operate without using the engine when in park.  Photo submitted/ Zach Rowland, CAVS

Contact: Zack Plair

Photo submitted/ Zach Rowland, CAVS" class="img-container" src="http://www.msstate.edu/sites/www.msstate.edu/files/field/image/nwCITE_ArmoredTruck_on_Dyno_20141210_0001ZLR-rszd.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 334px;">STARKVILLE, Miss.—A North Mississippi-based armored vehicle company will soon manufacture a more fuel-efficient product because of improvements developed by a major Mississippi State research organization.

At the university’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, a team of faculty and research staff members, along with graduate and undergraduate students, recently spent nearly a year developing an idle-reduction system for CITE Armored of Holly Springs. Specifically, they came up with changes that reduce fuel consumption of the company’s cash-in-transit vehicles.

The “idle off” system developed by the MSU team should improve a vehicle’s fuel efficiency by about 20 percent.

The MSU team delivered two working prototypes to the company for field testing last December, along with system blueprints for full-scale production.

CAVS Extension, an MSU unit focused on industrial projects, partnered with the CAVS research team on the CITE project. Director Clay Walden said the CITE project’s success embodied what CAVS Extension is meant to accomplish.

“This is a really excellent project, and it demonstrates how we can help Mississippi companies compete successfully using new technology and advanced resources,” Walden said.

Armored vehicles made by CITE are used to pick up and deliver cash for financial institutions. The driver—who must remain inside with the engine running—and a carrier make frequent stops that may last anywhere from five to 15 minutes. A constantly idling engine is necessary to maintain warm or cold air flow required for cabin comfort.

Matthew Doude, a CAVS research associate, said the team was asked to develop an electronic system that automatically turned off the engine when the driver shifted into park—but that kept the heating or air conditioning running.

“The idea itself (of heating or cooling a vehicle without using the engine) maybe isn’t revolutionary, but the way we did it is pretty unique,” Doude explained. “There are after-market bolt-on air conditioners you can get that would probably serve a similar purpose, but we integrated our system with the vehicle’s existing heating and air conditioning so that everything happens automatically for the driver.”

While the new system costs a little more on the front-end, Doude said long-term fuel savings should more than pay for the technology over the life of each equipped vehicle.

Ken Russell, CITE’s senior vice president of plant operations, complimented the CAVS team for its work and the product it developed.

“It is our goal to be the industry leader in technology as applied to cash-in-transit armored vehicles,” Russell said, “not only to provide customers integrated control systems, but also efficiently utilize their resources (fuel savings on the engine/idle system). CAVS provides unique, world class resources that effectively brings to fruition projects that we would not have in-house resources to accomplish.

“CAVS engineers, equipment and facility are a rare combination of research and hands-on skills directed at solving and creating innovative solutions. To have such a resource locally available in-state created a synergy between CAVS and CITE that would be almost impossible to replicate,” Russell said.

Doude said requests for CAVS consulting by private companies like CITE, especially on powertrain engineering research, are increasing. Even those situated much closer to the Michigan automotive industry have come to MSU for research and expertise, he added.

With an international automotive industry changing so dynamically and rapidly in recent years, Doude predicted that CAVS will be ideally positioned to make an ever-growing impact on vehicle technology.

“I think the last five years have been the most transformative in the automotive industry since the invention of the car,” he said. “I don’t see that slowing down at all over the next 10 years. It’s an exciting time to be in the automotive field.”

For more about CAVS, visit www.cavs.msstate.edu.

MSU, Mississippi’s flagship research university, is online at www.msstate.edu.

Two dads tackle their own kids' diabetes

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ABC's Bernie Madoff miniseries coming next year

Business News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:58
ABC's miniseries about Bernie Madoff has finished production, and it'll premiere next year, the network announced Wednesday.






Trump's signature: The 'meh' shrug

Business News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:44
Donald Trump already has a signature hairstyle, a signature real estate brand and even a signature way of firing people.






Russia warns it could ban more foods

Business News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:40
Russia, which has been squashing brie and other banned Western foods, may have to rev up the bulldozers again to keep pace with a growing list of prohibited imports.






Donald Trump slams Beijing for crashing the yuan

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Rich Russians cutting back on private jet travel

Business News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:51
Rich Russians are significantly cutting back on private jet travel as the slumping Russian economy and weaker currency force them to stick to a budget.






Meet the CNN Heroes nominees

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:50
They're your neighbors, your colleagues, your friends. They are CNN Heroes, each of whom shows how one person can make a difference. Do you know a hero? Nominations are open for 2015 CNN Heroes.






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Kraft Heinz cuts 2,500 jobs

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Oil wars: OPEC is winning

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Could DNA-editing CRISPR revolutionize medicine?

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'Straight Outta Compton' stars on police: 'Things haven't changed'

Business News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:31
For the stars of "Straight Outta Compton" not much has changed in terms of the tension between police and African Americans since the days of the influential rap group N.W.A.






Judge rules Verizon's Wi-Fi is faster than Cablevision's

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A federal judge has ruled that Verizon's Wi-Fi really is faster than Cablevision's.






Recording of early MLK 'Dream' speech found

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:02
Little else stirred the American soul in the 20th century like four short words cried out across the National Mall in Washington -- "I have a dream."






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Man charged in attack on same-sex couple from West Point

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:02
New York police arrested a man Wednesday who they say randomly attacked a same-sex couple -- the first two men to be married at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.






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Global stock markets plunge on China currency decline

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Toxic algae blooms contaminate U.S. drinking water

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Return to the 'City That Care Forgot'

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More bad China news: Alibaba falls after sales stall

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