Digital Valve Technology Breakthrough
Interesting article regarding a company that claims to have performed thousands of hours of testing with digital control of the intake valves:
There is a YouTube video providing more perspective as well:
What say you? The possibilities to push ICE even further are very interesting. Just think how much more the “Tuners” can get out of this... 🧐
Thanks for sharing Scott. Never thought they would try to open valves with an actual cam lobe electronically.
I find this interesting, and I wonder..
Why are we not making systems less complex ,expensive and failure prone by using something like a rotory valve to control intake and exhaust?
I agree, the valve stem and valve head create a restriction. This also creates turbulence which reduces volume metric flow. Hmmmm
Remember when EFI was first introduced? All that added complexity and cost, Toss out the distributor? Same same... I also remember stuck floats, stuck chokes and many vehicles being worn out by 100K miles. Today if one doesn't last two or three times old expectations, it is crap.
I am thankful for tight fuel and timing controls that prevent flooded cylinders and protect other expensive components.
"As technology improves, so will reliability..." Who said that? :-)