Monday, May 7, 2018

WATonomous wins awards in autonomous car contest

WATonomous vehicle coming off loading truck

University of Waterloo students drove away from the first part of a competition to develop a self-driving car with four awards and a fourth place overall finish.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

New system revs up efficiency of internal combustion engines

Amir Khajepour (right) works with students in his lab at Waterloo Engineering

A decade of research at Waterloo Engineering has yielded promising new technology to boost the efficiency of internal combustion engines.

Validated tests in the lab have shown gains of more than 10 per cent for a patented system to open and close engine valves, an innovation that would save money while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Both simple and reliable, the technology could significantly reduce fuel consumption in everything from ocean-going ships to compact cars.