Dr. Hubert FRIEDL-AVL 




Gasoline Powertrain Technology Trends for highest Efficiency and ultra-low Emission


Whereas in the past decade, the CO2 reduction was the major driver for technology development with passenger car engines, especially after the “Dieselgate” an “Extended Emission Compliance” including Real Drive Emissions (RDE) is taking significant impact on future (powertrain development) technology routes. The RDE legislation initially was targeted primarily towards the Diesel-NOx and the Gasoline-PN emissions, the requirements for meeting the forthcoming CO2 targets to be applied globally still have highest priority.


To comply with these future CO2 and emission legislations, increasingly complex technologies and technology combinations have to be applied for gasoline powertrain. Mainly due to emission requirements the trend from “Extreme Downsizing” nowadays goes more towards “Rightsizing”, which was already initiated by modern fuel economy technology applications like Miller or Atkinson Cycle. On a powertrain systems perspective, Hybridization gives add-on benefits, however, might also cannibalize the benefits of other ICE technology features such as variable compression ratio (VCR). In view of highly cost effective CO2 reduction, low cost Hybrid solutions like 48V systems will gain high attractivity.


From a cost / CO2 reduction perspective, especially CNG is most attractive technology approach to reduce CO2 and pollutants simultaneously. With appropriate infrastructure, CNG is highly sustainable long-term solution.


To balance RDE, CO2 requirements and cost, this will become one of the most challenging engineering tasks and will require new development and validation approaches. Thus, RDE will not only have a significant impact on powertrain technology, but might also initiate a paradigm shift in powertrain development.





Dr Apostolos Pesyridis 

Associate Professor, Brunel University London


Challenges and Opportunities for Future Internal Combustion Engines with a Focus on Boosting and Energy Recovery


1. Introduction
2. Core challenges for combustion engines
Emissions Compliance (global, local)
3. Electrification
4. Future Internal Combustion Engine technological options
High Specific Power Engines (downsizing, downspeeding, right-sizing)
5. Cycles and Strokes (Split cycle, Miller/Atkinson etc)
6. Fuels
7. Conventional ICE, hybrid and Full Electric powertrain considerations
8. Opportunities for thermal efficiency improvements
9. Boosting
                                    Electrically Assisted Turbochargers and Superchargers
                                    Variable Geometry Turbochargers
                                   Multi-stage Boosting Systems
10. Waste heat recovery
                             Organic Rankine Cycles
11. Short, medium and longer term technology/R&D priorities
12. Local
13. Conclusions





Gareth Owen 

Application Engineering Manager @ Honeywell Transportation Systems



Emanuele Amicosante 


Global Accounts Director @ Honeywell Transportation Systems

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