After today’s emissions-driven revolution, Gian Maria Olivetti says that Federal-Mogul anticipates the off-highway engine market of the future to be more evolutionary in nature, with a focus on optimizing the cost of emissions control technologies and a greater emphasis placed on powertrain efficiency.
The dedicated-EGR engine is so named because one of its four cylinders is dedicated exclusively to producing high levels of exhaust gas recirculation and hydrogen/CO reformate. PSA Citroen will put a D-EGR engine, co-developed with SwRI, into series production in 2018.
More and more companies are committing to reducing the carbon footprints of machines and manufacturing—a commitment Berend Bracht says Bosch Rexroth shares and actively pursues, targeting a 20% reduction in its carbon footprint by 2020 compared to 2007 levels.
According the Celanese's Jeffrey Helms, engineered material innovations are helping OEMs and their suppliers develop the vehicles of tomorrow with components that not only reduce weight, but also deliver cost savings and help reduce emissions and waste.