Lotus Active Valve Train eliminates camshafts, mechanical valve actuation. The U.K.’s Lotus Engineering and valvetrain specialist Eaton Corp., Cleveland, OH, U.S.A., say they have signed a licensing agreement to develop Lotus’ Active Valve Train (AVT) for future transportation-sector production engines. The AVT technology eliminates an engine’s valve-activating camshafts in favor of electrohydraulic actuation that provides infinitely variable timing, lift and duration for each ...

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