PSAT (Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit)
Since 1999, Argonne undertook a collaborative effort to further develop the Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit © (PSAT) under the direction of and with contributions from Ford, General Motors, and DaimlerChrysler. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the software has become widely accepted by industry and has been licensed to more than 130 companies, universities, and research laboratories worldwide with more than 750 users.
PSAT, one of the major tools of DOE has been used for numerous studies to assist DOE in identifying future research directions regarding plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) as well as Plug-in HEVs. In addition, PSAT received an R&D 100 Award in 2004, ranking it among the 100 best newly available products and technologies from around the world.
However, the increased complexity and diversity of the technologies led to a partnership, initiated by General Motors in 2007, to develop the next generation of automotive simulation tools. In the past three years, Argonne has developed a new tool, called Autonomie, to accelerate the development and introduction of advanced technologies through plug-and-play architecture.
Visit the Autonomie website at www.autonomie.net.