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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Added Value for Electrified Vehicles through Enhanced Active Safety

1AAM (American Axle & Manufacturing), Inc., TTC - Trollhättan Technical Center, Nohabgatan 18E, 461 53 Trollhättan, Sweden
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(3), 623-634; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj8030623
Published: 30 September 2016
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Abstract

The possibility of using electric drives to improve safety is presented. Several opportunities were identified and discussed briefly. In particular, two use cases are analyzed in detail: first to accelerate the lead vehicle to prevent or mitigate a rear-end collision and second, to control speed for mitigation of collision risk with oncoming vehicles during evasive maneuvers. Significant safety benefit was estimated in both cases and hence, a strong opportunity is seen for adding safety related value to electrified vehicles at little extra cost.
Keywords: safety; electric drive; passenger car; vehicle performance safety; electric drive; passenger car; vehicle performance
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Arikere, A.; Tysk, A. Added Value for Electrified Vehicles through Enhanced Active Safety. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 623-634.

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