The Advanced Engine Fluids (AEF) consortium has been established the San Atonio-based Institute in the US and will have two main functions:
Modern automotive pistons damaged by low-speed pre-ignition Image: Courtesy of Southwest Research Institute
The consortium will allow companies to share the costs of accessing research and will offer free licensing for any patents produced as a result of the consortium's work. Annual membership of the new body will be $100,000, with members receiving monthly updates in addition to a quarterly meeting.
The Institute is no stranger to this type of consortium, have already managed a number of high-profile groups for the automotive industry including programmes based on gasoline and diesel engine efficiency.
Published 12th May, 2014
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