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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office has funded hundreds of projects across the country that advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies.


Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Next-Generation Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Driver Information System 2019 Commercial Trucks and Off-Road Applications Gas Technology Institute In progress Oct 2019

States impacted:

  • Illinois

Next-Generation Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Driver Information System

The objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate a more accurate and effective driver information system for any natural gas vehicle (NGV) that includes a prediction of the remaining miles-to-empty, within 5% or 25 miles (whichever is greater) at any time during vehicle operation. The predictive model of miles-to-empty requires knowing the amount of fuel energy on the vehicle and the required fuel for the route, based on real-time traffic conditions, speed profile, and weather, among other parameters. This can allow for a reduction of on-board fuel capacity and frequency of fueling stops while increasing the driver's confidence in the remaining range of the vehicle.

For more information on this project, check the Technology Integration 2020 Annual Report or Annual Merit Review presentation.

Learn more about the 2019 Commercial Trucks and Off-Road Applications.

$600,000 award from DOE

$1,000,000 matching funds (cost share)