AAH #422 – The Electric Future of the Internal Combustion Engine

June 1st, 2018 at 10:45am

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Brian McKay, 
Director, Powertrain
, Continental North America

03:50 – Continental & the Electric Future of the ICE

36:05 – Doctor Data
37:50 – Tesla Fixes Brakes Over-the-Air
43:25 – Will FCA Drop Fiat in the U.S.?
54:47 – SoftBank Invests $2.25-Billion in GM Cruise
1:00:25 – Volvo Joins forces with Amazon Prime

- Gary Vasilash,
Automotive Design & Production
- Lindsay Brooke, SAE
- Greg Migliore, Autoblog.com

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3 Comments to “AAH #422 – The Electric Future of the Internal Combustion Engine”

  1. Stephen Says:

    Can someone explain why this is better than current modern ICE set-up with stop-start? It might have instant power-on but since stop-start adds only about an extra 3-4mpg what extra impact does it have? A 15% extra boost in mpg (at max) is not that radical. If you’re getting 25mpg on average- then that’s 28mpg with this addition. Is there any data on how many users turn off stop-start cause its not well implemented??

  2. Stephen Says:

    We’ve had variable turbos, fuel injection, variable valve timing, stop-start,exhaust emission features so mom+pop garages are going have to go back to school anyway. Mild hybrid might become just what the next ICE design is so pretending it will all be in a black box is akin to seeing engine faults and replacing everything

  3. Bob Wilson Says:

    We’ve seen this before with BAS (Belt Assisted) systems on the Saturn VUE and others. It is seriously flawed adding weight and complexity while passing any electrical power through the engine drag. They keep the original starter and 12V lead battery adding weight and complexity.