This paper is an overview of recent worldwide trends in automotive engine and transmission design aimed at improving fuel economy. Aspects covered are the optimisation of existing concepts, the more universal application of little used but well-known systems, new developments and the utilization of alternative fuels. Specific examples include engine sizing, configuration, petrol injection, turbocharging, overdrive, front wheel drive, diesels, wankels, gasohol and l.p.g. Indications of the fuel consumption improvements are included together with the degree of utilization and future trends. It is clear that significant gains have been made, however more universal use of established techniques together with further development is urgently needed in this important area of fuel conservation (a). (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fuel Economy. Society of Automotive Engineers; Australasia Seminar, 29th May 1980
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    191 Royal Parade
    Parkville, Victoria 3052,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Chapman, P M
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00325177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM