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      01-12-2013, 12:10 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by zon
Some interesting bedtime reading if you haven't seen this already.

http://www.aachen-colloquium.com/pdf...riebel_bmw.pdf

Details of the activehybrid 5 powertrain (same as AH3). Gives some insight into why the transitions are so seamless.
Yeah, that's a great paper about the design decisions that they made, and helps answer a lot of the common questions (like why isn't the hybrid assisting much on the highway). A lot of the terminology (reflex starting , for example) are not industry standard terms and take a bit of research to figure out.

In a past life I worked as a technical consultant designing hybrid powertrains, and I found this paper quite informative.
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