Nine tech innovations that lead to savings at the pump

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With the ever increasing importance of fuel efficiency standards, here are 9 innovations that add to vehicles ratings.

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Low friction engines

As engines get smaller, eliminating friction has become powertrain engineers’ goal in meeting fuel efficiency standards without having to undertake major engine redesigns. This is attained by eliminating high friction components such as the balance shaft and coating other components such as valves, pictured above, and bearings with low-friction material.