World's first fully digital valves open up engine possibilities

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  1. Calliers

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    British company Camcon Automotive has built the first fully electronic engine valve system, uncoupled from the crankshaft, that offers unprecedented control over the combustion cycle. On top of power and emissions improvements, it also opens up some weird and wonderful capabilities we've never seen before, such as giving 4-stroke engines brief 2-stroke power boosts.

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    and a software glitch could drive the valves directly through the pistons...
     
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    Not unless you install Norton Internet Security. :D
     
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    I'd happily have no issues since the valving and such on plenty of v8 and v6 engines would never result in that occuring since the pistons even with a valve open fully or even over extended wouldn't end up hitting.

    Swear there was another company that was already doing this in the exotic car market that were offering other branded engine digital/electrically controlled valving to reduce the overall complexity and size massively.
     
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    They probably bought their tech and shelved it until further notice.
     

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