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Fleet owner - More virtual testing may help tackle GHG goals

As an array of commercial vehicle manufacturers begin to focus on how to comply with the Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction mandates, more “virtual testing” of truck and trailer designs is expected to be deployed to reach the required fuel economy goals within the rules.

“Manufacturers are more focused than ever on improving fuel economy, and also on meeting new GHG regulations in the best ways possible – and that’s driving testing needs to a higher level,” explained Doug Hatfield, managing director-heavy vehicles for the Americas at fluid and aerodynamics simulation software provider EXA.