PISA, Italy – Siemens VDO Automotive will introduce new direct-injection systems for gasoline engines in 2006. But even if they deliver their promised 15%-20% improvement in fuel efficiency, the systems will not be enough to reduce European fuel consumption to the goal of 140 g of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometer (0.6 miles) traveled. "Spray-directed, stratified direct injection is one building block," says Klaus Egger, member of the company’s board of management. He says auto makers ...

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