Internal Combustion Engine 4.0


May 30, 2018

In the future, the ICE alone will be unable to tackle the simultaneous reduction of pollutant and CO2 emissions, which will require significantly enhanced powertrain functionalities. Automated transmissions and more specifically powertrain electrification can help to efficiently meet these advanced requirements. The powertrain will be fully networked with the vehicle environment, utilising all data appropriate for the emission and consumption-optimised operation of the ICE.

Compare the requirements of such a fully flexible ICE with the definition of Industry 4.0, and it seems appropriate to refer to such a fully networked combustion engine as “Internal Combustion Engine 4.0” (ICE 4.0).

In addition to further improvements in fuel consumption, ICE 4.0 offers such low levels of pollutant emissions that one could consider the term “Zero Impact Emissions”, and such future ICEs will no longer negatively impact urban air quality. When it comes to e-fuels, the ICE also has the potential over the medium and long term to become both CO2- and pollutant-neutral. In this free 60-minute webinar, experts from AVL discuss why the ICE will remain an essential and necessary cornerstone for future powertrain portfolios for the next several decades.

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  • Internal Combustion Engine 4.0 by Dr. Günter Fraidl, Business Field Leader, Passenger Car Gasoline & 2Wheelers, and Michael Weissbaeck, Business Field Leader, Passenger Car Diesel, AVL

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