“Is it too much to ask for an frickin’ engine with frickin laser beams? Really, people. What do I pay you for?”
The technology behind the Internal Combustion Engine continues to move forward. Brit scientists working for Ford Motor Company have found a way to eliminate the spark plug.
In a breakthrough that may make vehicle starting issues due to fouled plugs or inclement weather a thing of the past, engineers at Ford have reportedly teamed with scientists at Liverpool University to develop a laser beam ignition system to replace ye olde spark plug. The researchers claim their technology is more efficient, more reliable, and it will enable vehicles to start easier in extreme temperatures and damp climates.
Apparently, the lasers can also spark ignition at multiple points inside the cylinder simultaneously, resulting in a more efficient and complete ignition. Ford plans to implement this technology in their car models in the next few years.
I wonder how this new technology would mate with the DART Motor.