Maker of new engine hopes to attract Japanese car firms

Japan news July 2018

Representatives of a British manufacturer of a new type of engine for cars have been holding meetings with automakers in Japan, according to a 15 June report in Forbes.

Roger Stone and Mark Gostick of Camcon met with staff from Toyota Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Company, Ltd. and Mazda Motor Corporation to show off their Intelligent Valve Actuation (IVA) system.

The IVA engine combines the fuel economy of a diesel engine with the emissions and power of a gasoline unit, the report said.

The firm, a small start-up based in Leamington Spa, has spent seven years developing the technology, and is now testing it out with a Jaguar prototype in the UK.