"Death of the internal combustion engine" is now a thing

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The very first working four-cycle internal-combustion engine was invented by Niklaus Otto in 1876, and in due course it changed the world. A quarter of a century later, gasoline engines, steam-powered vehicles, and electric drive competed on an equal basis, but by 1915, it was clear the gasoline engine would triumph. Future Cars combustion cycle Engines plug-in cars gasoline engines

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International Truck ships first on-highway vehicles with A26 engine; up to 9% fuel economy improvement

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International Truck has started customer shipments of its first International LT Series and International RH Series vehicles with the company’s 12.4-liter engine. lighter than a traditional 15L big bore engine. Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty

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BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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BMW took top honors at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards , with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder hybrid drive unit in the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid being declared the overall winner—as well as picking up two class wins—edging out Ford’s 1.0L Green engine.

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International team makes significant progress in engineering synthetic yeast

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A global research team has built five new synthetic yeast chromosomes, meaning that 30 percent of a key organism’s genetic material has now been swapped out for engineered replacements. By the end of this year, this international consortium hopes to have designed and built synthetic versions of all 16 chromosomes for the one-celled microorganism Baker’s yeast, known as S.

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UNIST’s U-Loop displayed at International Public Transport Forum

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A prototype of this new transport capsule was displayed and tested at the 7 th International Public Transportation Forum. UNIST announced it was developing U-Loop at the 1 st International Symposium on Hyperloop, held at UNIST in July, 2016.

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Fiat 875cc TwinAir named International Engine of the Year 2011

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Fiat’s 875cc TwinAir engine ( earlier post ) was named the International Engine of the Year 2011. The TwinAir was also named Best New Engine of the Year, Green Engine of the Year, and Sub 1-Liter engine. EnginesCutaway of the 875cc TwinAir.

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Is it all over for the internal combustion engine?

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News of the death of the internal combustion engine (ICE) has been greatly exaggerated, to misquote Mark Twain. That’s the over-riding feeling among c. Weekly Column Fuel Electric vehicles Technology

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Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana Holding Corporation will present its VariGlide planetary variator for beltless continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) at the International VDI Conference, to be held 21-22 June 2016, in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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FPT International introduces 8.7-liter CNG engine in China

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The CNG engine delivers equivalent performance to its diesel counterpart. The 6-cylinder engine is suited for applications such as heavy haulage, garbage collection, city and intercity transportation, and can be fueled by compressed (CNG), liquefied (LNG) or renewable (bio-methane) natural gas. Compared to the Cursor 9 diesel, the new engine has a Ni-Resist cast-iron exhaust manifold and water cooled wastegate turbocharger, increasing reliability.

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ORNL, HTS International to collaborate on manufacturing research; conformal cooling

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HTS International Corporation and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed an agreement to explore potential collaborations in advanced manufacturing research such as in conformal cooling.

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Japanese automobile industry establishes joint Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines (AICE)

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The participating automakers will work together to identify and to present research needs that address issues and challenges facing the automakers in the area of more fuel efficient combustion technologies for internal combustion engines and technologies which achieve cleaner tailpipe emissions.

Gen 5 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuts at New York International Auto Show; 2.5L inline-4 and Toyota Hybrid System

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Toyota introduced the fifth-generation RAV4 at the New York International Auto Show. With a 40% thermal efficiency (41% for hybrids), the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine provides a highly responsive, yet fuel efficient driving experience.

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IHS: continued legislative focus on pollutants to drive sensor market for internal combustion engines

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The global market for sensors used in internal combustion engines (ICE) is on the road of steady growth for the next few years, propelled by increasing utilization in engine management and exhaust aftertreatment, according to a new report from IHS Technology.

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New PSA 1.2-liter 3-cylinder turbo takes International Engine of Year category award

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PSA Peugeot Citroën’s new 1.2-liter 3-cylinder Turbo PureTech engine ( earlier post ) was named best in the 1.0-liter to 1.4-liter category International Engine of the Year 2015 earlier this month. Some 100,000 units of the engine, which displaced the reigning category champion Volkswagen Group 1.4-liter TSI Twincharger (2014-2006) by 69 points, have already rolled off the production line at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin, France. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Future of internal combustion engine is bright

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The era of electrification may be rapidly approaching, but according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), internal combustion engines have a bright future. Byron Bunker, the director of the Heavy Duty Engine Centre at the Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the EPA, commented that the future of the internal combustion engine is “bright [.].

Ahead of France, Paris to phase out internal-combustion engines by 2030

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France followed two other European countries—Norway and the Netherlands—with a plan to ban the sale of new cars powered by gasoline and diesel by 2040. While the country will stick to the 2040 timeline, France's capital city of Paris announced a more aggressive timeline. Ten years ahead of the country as a whole, Paris will phase out. Diesel Gasoline Europe emissions France plug-in cars

International team discovers family of fungal enzymes that degrades xylans in wood biomass

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An international team of researchers has discovered a new family of enzymes found in fungi (fungal lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases, LPMOs) that are capable of breaking down xylans—a recalcitrant polysaccharide abundant in wood biomass. Indeed, the xylan problem is so severe that consideration is being given to engineering energy crops modified to contain fewer recalcitrant xylans.

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2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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The all-new, production version of the 2019 Insight ( earlier post ) will make its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The body features Honda’s Advance Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure.

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KULR Technology exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Li-ion battery Internal Short Circuit (ISC) devices developed by NASA, NREL

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In 2015, researchers at NREL and NASA developed and patented a device—the Internal Short Circuit—that creates these cell failures in predictable conditions. This vital research will now continue at KULR to help battery manufacturers engineer new safety measures for battery systems.

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Engineers find new ways to improve efficiency of gas engines: Engineering Explained

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As fast as electric cars are improving and expanding, there are some things that gas engines do better—many experts agree that gasoline engines will be around for several decades. Developing electric cars and refining gas engines aren't mutually exclusive. Vehicle electrification will continue to expand rapidly, and internal combustion. Videos youtube How It Works Engineering Explained

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SAE International selects GM’s Larry Nitz for Edward N. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation

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SAE International announced that Larry T. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation. Nitz leads GM’s Global Transmission and Electrification team, with engineering operations in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. His career has spanned nearly 40 years with GM, allowing him to work on gasoline engines, manual and automatic transmissions, propulsion and vehicle controls, and hybrid and electric systems.

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China Yuchai International introduces prototype Euro VI-compliant diesel engine

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China Yuchai International Limited announced that its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL), recently introduced China’s first prototype diesel engine—based on its 8.4-liter YC6L platform—compliant with Euro VI emission standards.

International Truck to offer over-the-air reprogramming

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International Truck today plans to offer over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines. The company has completed its initial testing in its International Truck test fleets and will finalize testing in customer fleets this fall. The official launch of two-way connected vehicle technology in new International models will come early next year.

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NREL develops Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device to help improve Li-ion battery design

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed and patented an Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device capable of emulating latent defects that can cause escalating temperatures in lithium-ion batteries and lead to thermal runaway.

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New international study finds lab testing of diesel NOx emissions underestimates real-world levels by up to 50%

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A new international study has found that laboratory tests of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles significantly underestimate the real-world emissions by as much as 50%. The research, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation and Environmental Health Analytics, LLC.,

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Ricardo forms company to commercialize cryogenic split-cycle engine: CryoPower

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Ricardo has created a company—Dolphin N2 Ltd—to commercialize its CryoPower cryogenic split-cycle engine technology ( earlier post , earlier post.) Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Achates Power and new development parter Aramco Services ( earlier post ) showcased a Ford F-150 fitted with a 3-cylinder, 2.7-liter Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) engine. OP Engine.

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Japanese team developing direct-injection hydrogen internal combustion engine for heavy-duty trucks

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Researchers from Tokyo City University and the National Traffic Safety and Environment Lab in Japan are developing a multi-cylinder direct-injection spark-ignition (DISI) hydrogen internal combustion engine (ICE) for application in heavy-duty vehicles.

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Volkswagen Group and JAC explore JV for multi-functional vehicles; internal combustion and new energy vehicles

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It will cover both internal combustion engine and new energy models. Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Volkswagen Group China and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., JAC) plan to undertake research and development on multi-functional vehicles (MFVs) together. The three parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential joint venture models.

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International team uncovers mechanisms of VW, Fiat software defeat device code

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An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanisms of two families of software defeat devices for diesel engines: one used by the Volkswagen Group to pass emissions tests in the US and Europe, and a second found in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Electronic engine control has also made it easier to circumvent emissions testing by implementing a defeat device in software.

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Kalmar and Virginia International Gateway deploy three hybrid shuttle carriers

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, recently delivered three hybrid shuttle carriers ordered by The Port of Virginia in late 2014 to Virginia International Gateway terminal (VIG) in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. The hybrid technology developed by Kalmar for cargo handling equipment significantly reduces diesel fuel consumption and emissions, as well as engine noise levels.

Volvo Cars to eliminate diesel engines from the new S60 sedan

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The new Volvo S60 sedan to be launched later this spring will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine option. The company said that the move highlights its commitment to a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine. Our future is electric and we will no longer develop a new generation of diesel engines. Diesel Electric (Battery) Engines Hybrids Plug-ins

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New SAE International symposium on range extenders for electric vehicles

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SAE International will hold a new two-day symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee on 2-3 November 2016 on range extenders for electric vehicles (REX). fuel cell stacks as well as engines); recent powertrain advances for enabling REX; infrastructure role on range extender options; and the future of REX from a prime mover perspective. Sarkar spent more than 10 years at General Motors where his last position was as lead design release engineer on the electric drive unit for the Chevy Volt.

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Sustainable Rail International, U of Minnesota partner to develop most powerful carbon-neutral locomotive, using new steam engine and biocoal

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CSR Project 130 will draw on the carbon-neutral solid biofuel research expertise of the University of Minnesota and the modern steam mechanical engineering capabilities of SRI.

Lehr to introduce propane-fueled outboard engine at the Miami International Boat Show

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a company that patented the use of propane canisters to fuel small engines, is introducing the first OEM marine outboard engines that run on propane. The first two engines are 2.5 Lehr propane-fueled outboard engine. Lehr, Inc.,

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Fiat beats electric rivals in International Engine awards

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Fiat’s tiny 875cc, two cylinder engine has been named as the finest engine in the world in this year’s International Engine of the Year Awards. As voted for by a jury of 76 international motoring journalists, Fiat’s innovative fuel efficient ‘TwinAir’ engine not only won the overall engine of the year award but even won [.]. Fiat awards International Engine low emission petrol twinair

Ford 1L EcoBoost engine named International Engine of the Year 2012

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Ford’s new 3-cylinder 1-liter EcoBoost ( earlier post ), which made its debut in the European Focus, has been named overall International Engine of the Year 2012. The engine also picked up the awards for New Engine and Sub 1-Litre categories in the annual event. In 2011, Fiat won the top spot with its 875cc Twin Air engine for the Fiat 500. GM’s 1.4-liter range extender engine for the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera picked up the award for Green Engine.

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Alcoa completes acquisition of RTI International Metals, expands titanium capabilities

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Alcoa recently completed the acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc., RTI is being integrated as a standalone business unit into Alcoa’s downstream Engineered Products and Solutions (EPS) segment. The new business unit, called Alcoa Titanium & Engineered Products (ATEP), will be led by Eric Roegner who has been named President of ATEP, effectively immediately.

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Achates Power and Aramco Services Company partner on opposed-piston engine projects; Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI)

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The first result of this agreement is the demonstration vehicle that will be shown at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS): a light-duty truck with an Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) Engine. OP engine. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Navistar launches heavy-duty International WorkStar trucks with 13-liter SCR engine

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has launched its heavy-duty International WorkStar vocational trucks powered by the company’s 13-liter engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology. The WorkStar is the fourth heavy-duty International truck model to transition to SCR technology since December 2012. In addition, Navistar’s proprietary 13-liter engine with SCR was launched in the ProStar in April and is now available in the WorkStar. Navistar, Inc.

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