For about 100 years, internal combustion engines—spark- and compression-ignition types—have been dominant. But now, they’re joined by—or with—electric motors. And the ways and means to improve the performance of all types of engines are being driven like never before.
Mike Sweers and his team have developed a new midsize pickup that is meant to maintain its position as class-leading in the midsize category. That’s right: a Toyota is by far number-one in this space. And they’ve engineered the new one to keep that position.
Dan Gurney may be 84 years old, but his Moment Canceling 4 Stroke engine design shows his mind is as sharp as ever.
Chances are, when you think “autonomous vehicles,” you think along the lines of this: the Google car.
In case you’re wondering what Volkswagen has come up with to address the emissions issues with its 1.6-liter EA 189 diesel engines, at least for non-U.S. markets (this has been presented to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, which has ratified the approach), here is the physical part of the fix: That’s a “flow straightener” or “flow transformer.” It is positioned directly in front of the air mass sensor.
Today, here in the United States, it is “Black Friday.” This has nothing to do with the horrible day two weeks ago in Paris.