• Federal-Mogul Advanced Corona Ignition System

    As automakers strive to achieve gas mileage gains and prolong the life of the internal combustion engine, it’s impressive to see the new areas of efficiency improvements being developed, even some you may never have considered before. The latest is from Michigan-based supplier Federal-Mogul, which recently received a patent for a new ignition system dubbed the Advanced Corona Ignition System, or ACIS. Doing away completely with the traditional spark plug used in gasoline engines, ACIS relies on a high-intensity plasma burst, or corona, which works using electrical energy in a more...

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