Even better Ford hybrids on the way
Think the Ford Fusion hybrid is a great hybrid? Well, you ain't seen nothing yet, at least according to Ford.
Ford and the University of Michigan are working together to bring advanced hybrid technology to market sooner.
"Through virtual testing, researchers are conducting as many as 175,000 design simulations of hybrid control systems a week to further improve fuel efficiency and drivability."
"The new hybrid controller design method we have created has the potential to offer consumers more choice in how efficient and drivable their vehicles are," said Jessy Grizzle, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at U of M. "I envision hybrids of the future featuring multiple modes or offering customers the ability to customize their driving experience."