Electrohydraulic valve operation that eliminates camshafts and associated hardware is widely seen as the next big watershed in engine development. Lotus Engineering, a division of Lotus Cars Ltd. in Norfolk, U.K., now could be considered the industry leader in this field – the company says it has a system ready for production, a Tier-1 supplier to make it, and a major OEM to buy it. Camless valve activation offers several advantages and possibilities: Infinitely variable valve lift ...

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