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Thermally Operated Mobile Air Conditioning Systems

Funding Body: EU

Value: £241k (Warwick component)

Car air conditioning systems can increase fuel consumption by up to 10%. As part of the EU

TOPMACS project, FIAT and the University of Warwick are developing an adsorption cycle mobile air conditioning system driven by waste heat from the engine.

The prototype has undergone successful testing in the laboratory.


TOPMACS prototype system