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.
Increasing productivity, reducing costs, delivering new innovations, improving quality, and responding faster to customer needs, are all key objectives of a business accelerator model, says Trelleborg's Joe Woods.
According to CD-adapco's Frederick Ross, the first, and most difficult, stage in the construction of a virtual prototype is the process of pulling together all of the individual CAD parts that define a vehicle.