How does it work? He did away with piston skirts here and bearings there, a configuration that produces 35% less friction than a regular engine. It will work in trains, tractors, trucks, automobiles, and other fuel-burning vehicles, with diesel and spark ignition engines of four or more cylinders.
Brickley hopes Detroit can embrace this technology in the future. In the meantime, check out his website. Or write a letter to GM.
After starting in design journalism at House & Garden and CNN, Jamie runs the International Design Awards festival, which rewards visionary international design. One University of Southern California MFA later, she maintains a steady fiction and dramatic writing habit.