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Federal Mogul Corp. to debut vehicle technologies at IAA

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Aug. 30, 2011—Federal-Mogul Corp. on Tuesday announced it will present new vehicle technologies for energy efficiency, environmental improvement, safety and interior enhancements during this year's IAA, an international auto show in Frankfurt, Germany.

Federal-Mogul will debut its Advanced Corona Ignition System (ACIS), designed to provide higher energy ignition than conventional ignition coil and spark plug designs. ACIS enables lean and highly diluted combustion strategies, which offers a 10 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, according to Federal-Mogul.

"ACIS is an ignition system breakthrough to enable significant gains in fuel efficiency. Federal-Mogul is in development with several customers and we expect this technology to become a key part of automakers' strategies to meet future regulations, especially in high-efficiency, downsized high-output engines," said Jose Maria Alapont, president and CEO of Federal-Mogul.

Federal-Mogul will also present CarboGlide, a coating for piston rings that improves fuel economy and reduces CO2 emissions by reducing piston and ring friction by 20 percent.

In addition, Federal-Mogul will debut a touch-free lighting technology that combines energy-efficient LEDs and capacitive sensing to create interior lamps that are more compact to package and less distracting for drivers to operate.

"Federal-Mogul's strategy for technological leadership is based on developing leading technology and innovation to enable vehicle manufacturers to improve fuel economy, reduce CO2 emissions and enhance vehicle safety and occupant comfort," Alapont said. "These technological advances will accelerate the industry's transition to downsized engines and alternative energies while further strengthening vehicle safety, driver comfort and interior refinement."

Southfield, Mich.-based Federal-Mogul Corp. is a global supplier of powertrain and safety products to manufacturers of automotive, commercial, aerospace, marine, rail and off-road vehicles. For more information, visit

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