Ignition system based on microwave pulses to be used on race cars.
The former head of Porsche Wendelin Wiedeking became a shareholder in German startups MWI Micro Wave Ignition AG, which intends to extend the life of traditional internal combustion engine. They developed an alternative system of ignition will help to reduce fuel consumption by 30 percent and reduce emissions by 80 percent.
This writes with reference to motor.ru.
Technology, promoted by MWI implies the use of spark discharge is pulsed microwave. It can be adapted for all modern engines, no need of any change in the design. Trials of an experimental two-cylinder engine showed that the fuel consumption at the microwave ignition is reduced by 13 – 20 percent (theoretical 30 percent) and the level of harmful emissions due to the lower temperature combustion of the air-fuel mixture of 80 percent.
MWI already started negotiations with the Korean and Chinese automakers. One of the potential partners is called Hyundai. In addition, the startup entered into an agreement with the team Fach Auto Tech, participating in many of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. It is assumed that the ignition system based on microwave pulses will use on the race cars next season.The other way also leads to reduced fuel consumption, Mazda went. The Japanese company has developed a Skyactiv engine-X, which runs on the changed cycle HCCI (Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition) – ignition homogeneous charge compression. This engine debuted on the new Mazda3, where he became part of a hybrid power plant.