Lucas Electrical claims to have produced the first digital petrol injection system for cars. The system matches the fuel requirements over the engine speed and load range more closely than conventional petrol injection systems. The injection equipment is controlled by a micro - processor also used to control a new type of electronic ignition. Together they will form the nucleus of comprehensive vehicle management systems being developed for the 1980's. The new Lucas digital system provides a more continuous match of speed and load, on a "curve" rather than by steps. The injectors are then programmed to deliver the leanest fuel needed for optimum economy. Savings of between five and 25 per cent in petrol are claimed (A). (TRRL)

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    Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited

    227 Great North Road
    Five Dock, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: v.p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 43
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0307-6490

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  • Accession Number: 00312288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM