The irony here is that camless engines are relatively easy to build. The average hacker could modify a small four-stroke engine for camless. The latest to catch my attention: engine valves that operate without camshafts. For decades the idea of electronically controlled electromagnetic. The “camless” engine developed by Koenigsegg sister company FreeValve edged closer to production on Friday with Qoros’ unveiling of a.

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Read our Cookie Policy. What about the Wankel? Yes, voice coils could be used, but you are not going to be able to use neodymium magnets — they permanently loose their magnetism at temperatures over C — so you camlless now left with flew low cost magnet options. Heavy thing hits light thing, light thing goes flying in a different direction very fast with hurt people on the inside. Take the CAFE standards for example. Right, good enough and cheap will always win out over perfect and expensive unless there is something that makes good enough more expensive.

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Get the Web’s best daily performance and luxury automotive newsletter! While things are looking up, it may be too late, as indeed the future is likely to belong to electrics, for passenger vehicles at least.

In these systems, the camshaft rollers and pushrods have been replaced by an electro-hydraulic actuator system which uses the existing fuel pumps, acmless reducing development risks of the new system by employing existing technology.


Why not just replace the camshaft with really teeny weeny two stroke engines driving the valves? Retrieved from ” https: Modern car engines are all interference design — i. The more modern way of solving valve bounce issues is to move away from poppets to desmodronics, but that adds complexity on the flipside it reduces friction dramatically.

Because then you need teeny-weenier cams for those engines!

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Possibly a high pressure common rail with an accumulator to work. SSC Tuatara prototype makes public appearance at Start with a four stroke overhead valve engine from a snowblower, scooter, or the like. The pump would have to be able to keep up with the enfine. To separate emails with commas. Because camless engines have no camshaftthey may have fewer moving parts.

The mid-size pickup truck pace-setter. The Fiat Multiaire system — if this is what you are getting at in a round about way — is a consumers nightmare. The control system is a mechanical wheel with electric contacts, similar to a distributor cap and rotor system. Of course then you could delve into the Wankel rotary engine territory if you start along that path.

It shows a relatively simple design which does not require a large complex hudraulic setup.

Are there maybe patent issues that are preventing companies from exploring this space? Who said anything about a Wankel engine?

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If an EFI controller fails, the worst thing that can happen is that the engine stalls or burns fuel less efficiently. There are those liquid piston engines…. What public good would we realize with camless engines?

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But still much smaller than what would be needed for a valve lifter. It is quite challenging to seal a rotor that sees vastly different temperatures. Christian Koenigsegg also claims that the PHEA camless technology allows the elimination of the pre-catalytic converter, because the standard catalytic converter can be brought up to temperature quickly by manipulating the exhaust cycle.

This allows for the engine to run at a lower RPM, a feature useful in ships as it allows better low speed maneuvering while docking. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. If your car was known to be a pollution making death machine, no one would buy it.

A non-interference design with ball type valves seems like a much better build platform and would be better suited to reap the benefits of infinitely variable valve timing aka a really wide power band.

Typical poppet valve engines require a closed valve seat pressure of around lbs. There are several videos explaining it. SSC Tuatara prototype makes public appearance at dealership in Connecticut. Once electricity is disconnected, the core may still be moving due to its inertial mass. While these systems do work, they tend to be mechanically complex, and expensive to repair.

There are rotary engines and radial engines.

Higher RPMs fight against the viscosity of the oil as well as any mechanical friction and of course the springs get warm from being extended and compressed repeatedly.