Monday, July 23, 2007

Valeo showcasing "green" at Frankfurt Motor Show

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, French automotive supplier Valeo will be displaying some of the components that they have developed to improve vehicle efficiency. Valeo claims that combining all of their technologies could yield efficiency improvements of up to forty percent. Whether those kinds of improvements could actually be achieved is debatable since the cumulative effects of multiple technologies typically adds up to less than the sum of each component.

Valeo will be showing off the electromagnetic valve actuation system that they have been promoting that allows for infinitely variable valve timing and lift without using camshafts. The start-stop system that is used on the mild hybrid Smart ForTwo will also be featured. These technologies will be shown in a display labeled "Green by Nature".

[Source: The Auto Channel]


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