Engine development has trended toward downsizing in recent years utilizing components such as advanced turbochargers to raise output to maintain consumer appeal.

Contributor: Chris Brace
Posted: 01/11/2015

Automotive IQ recently spoke with Chris Brace, Professor at the University of Bath, about his Chassis Dynamometer research, the main drivers for engine optimization and how less aggressivity might lead to significant fuel savings.

Prof. Brace, could you please tell us a bit about your work in general and your current projects regarding engine Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: 09/16/2014

#1: Volkswagen Group

A brief history

Volkswagen means ‘people’s car’, and the company was originally established after Adolf Hitler expressed his desire to produce a car able to carry two adults and three children at 100km/h, which would be affordable for citizens of the Third Reich. Hitler approved Ferdinand Porsche’ Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: 10/13/2014
Peter Els

Since the latter half of the 19th Century, the technology of choice to propel the motor car has been the reciprocating piston, spark-ignition Otto-cycle engine, followed by the compression-ignition diesel. After more than a century of service these engines have undergone development that has resulted in significant improvements in fuel Full Column »
Posted: 03/11/2015
Integrated Powertrain Control: Optimal Engine Operating Points.
This whitepaper by Maplesoft discusses a method of determining an optimal set of operating points for an internal combustion engine based on the Brake Specific Fuel Consumption. Full Whitepaper »