Innovation and the AMG V8 Biturbo Engine

When the M178 AMG V8 biturbo engine came out, it was a dramatic improvement over its predecessor. Its features showcase Inventive Principles. Lower displacement The new engine is 4.0 litres in displacement, compared with its 6.2-liter M156/159 predecessor, a whopping 35% reduction. Principle 35 – Parameter Change With improvements listed below, the new engine is…

Exoskeletons – Take a Load Off

Audi is working with Noonee, a Swiss startup which produces the “Chairless Chair” – pictured above. It allows the worker to lower herself to the right height for the job without strain on her legs. Meanwhile, Ford is testing a shoulder supporting vest (pictured above) by Ekso Bionics that makes it easier for workers who…