DEARBORN, MI – Although its production debut remains more than three years away, initial drives in European prototypes fitted with Valeo SA’s camless-engine system indicate the technology is a promising, fuel-saving alternative to hybrid-electric and diesel powertrains. Valeo’s camless engine uses electro-magnetic actuators in place of camshafts to operate the engine’s valves. Cutaway of camless engine cylinder head. Touted by the French supplier as encompassing the best ...

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