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, Volume 79, Issue 9, pp 26–33 | Cite as

Internal combustion engine 4.0

  • GÜnter Fraidl
  • Paul Kapus
  • Horst Mitterecker
  • Michael WeißbÄck
Cover Story Passenger Car Drives

The future RDE specifications require an evolutionary leap in internal combustion engines. A new generation of powertrains with a holistic approach and significantly enhanced functionalities is needed to meet both current and future pollutant and CO2 emission limits. In addition to powertrain electrification, further networking is also necessary to realize the “Internal Combustion Engine 4.0” described by AVL in this article.

Starting Point

The Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is facing the most significant challenge in its more than one hundred years of history. So far, it has been seen primarily as the undisputed enabler of individual mobility. However, especially in Europe, the diesel engine’s emission issue and the exceedance of immission limits in large cities have had a lasting negative impact on its image. In addition, the uncertainty regarding possible city-access restrictions is increasingly influencing the customer’s purchasing behavior and thus not only calls into question...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • GÜnter Fraidl
    • 1
  • Paul Kapus
    • 1
  • Horst Mitterecker
    • 1
  • Michael WeißbÄck
    • 1
  1. 1.AVL List GmbHGrazAustria

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