Automotive engineers are ready to abandon camshaft

Engineers from the company Valeo developed engine, devoid camshaft. Instead, they propose the construction of electromagnetic solenoids, which will manage the movement of valves. According to the developers, this system increases engine performance and 20% will reduce the content of harmful substances in the exhaust.

Similar design ready to present the company Jacobs Vehicle Systems of Connecticut and their counterparts from Lotus Engineering. However, unsolved problem of optimal operation of valves in the engines that have three or four valves per cylinder, writes “5 wheel”.

In turn, Fiat is finalizing a similar project Multiair for the 900-cubic the motor. They are expected to equip Fiat 500 2009 model year. Perhaps, Multiair will introduce and other diesel engines, as well as sackcloth turbocharged 4-cylinder engine for Alfa Romeo Junior.

7 January 2008 | camshaft, design, engine, engine, engineer, fiat, jobs, multiair, valve

The new navigation system from Ford
A young couple named their daughters Porsche, Lexus and Audi

• New Citroen Berlingo »»»
Recently, at a special promotional website Citroen was presented Berlingo light commercial vehicle new generation.
• Toyota is preparing a "people's car" for Russia »»»
President of the Japanese automobile giant Toyota Motor Katsuaki Watanabe confirmed that his company is developing small and inexpensive “народный car for Russia.
• The project to create Open-Source Car »»»
Markus Merz, who works in the company BMW, along with other engineers, enthusiasts, as a hobby in 1999 founded the project Oscar (Open Source Car).
• Mazda Taiki: too Zoom-Zoom »»»
New concept car the company was named Mazda Taiki. This model is an extension of the philosophy of Zoom-Zoom, and shows the direction in which to develop design new cars Mazda.
• New concept Ford Explorer America »»»
Within the Detroit auto show will be shown a new concept called the Ford Explorer America, which was presented recently by Ford.