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If these Japanese scientist are successful, you could be using Laser spark plugs to increase the efficiency of your combustion chamber.

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/24/laser-spark-plugs-bright-idea-or-flash-in-the-pan/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+weblogsinc%2Fautoblog+%28Autoblog%29

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Anything is possible, but I'm pretty sure this "advancement" will ever happen. Very few auto makers are still focused on developing the fossil fuel based engines. If we figure out a new a synthetic fuel that these engines can run one cleanly and inexpensively, maybe in combination with a laser development ignition system? Maybe, but all the automakers are focusing their budgets on electric and alternative systems. When the laser plug was first talked about a few years back the biggest obstacle was a laser is a focused light, so the lens, or whatever clear protection would only be as efficient as it was allowed by debri and particle collection that could block the laser. So the fuel system along with the fuel has to burn very cleanly.

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Anything is possible, but I'm pretty sure this "advancement" will ever happen. Very few auto makers are still focused on developing the fossil fuel based engines. If we figure out a new a synthetic fuel that these engines can run one cleanly and inexpensively, maybe in combination with a laser development ignition system? Maybe, but all the automakers are focusing their budgets on electric and alternative systems. When the laser plug was first talked about a few years back the biggest obstacle was a laser is a focused light, so the lens, or whatever clear protection would only be as efficient as it was allowed by debri and particle collection that could block the laser. So the fuel system along with the fuel has to burn very cleanly.

But...I'm confused..you just said the this advancement will "ever" happen, and then you say it probably won't. So what is your stand? (Or are you practicing on running for some political office?) ....Sorry, I couldn't resist the chance to pimp you! LOL!!!

IMHO, Combustion technology is over for just the sheer sake that the technology is unsustainable. Specifically, the diminishing combustible resources, i.e., continuing degrading air quality(particularly in China, India, and Russia), increasing cost of ownership of transportation vehicles, and the ever insatiable appetite around the world for more oil for combustion engines with no way to continue to supply that demand.

Now, someone at this point stands up and says, "If "They" would let us drill anywhere we like there would be enough oil for fifty years, maybe one hundred years." Someone else says, "No, much to risky", "We need to Fracture shale and then, regardless of the consequences. there would definitely be enough gas for a hundred years." "Wait, Nuclear power is by far the best LONG term answer. No Pollution, no emissions, quiet, no drilling."

As you stated Car manufacturers are putting their money into battery technology, electric motor efficiency, hydrogen(?) and other what used to be considered "On the shelf" technology. The tech stuff is good and needed and some is being adopted by us, the public, a little at a time. In my small mind is the question, "Will we, as the driving public, be able and/or willing to adapt and adopt new technologies that replace unsustainable combustion engines with replacement methods that may not offer 300+ horsepower or zero-60 in 7 seconds." Or is it really important that a IS250 do zero-60 in ? or a BMW in ? seconds. How much horsepower is actually needed in the most often sold Lexus? I don't know the answer, I am asking for the readers opinion.

Do you agree- disagree- or have your own opinion?

Paul

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Anything is possible, but I'm pretty sure this "advancement" will ever happen. Very few auto makers are still focused on developing the fossil fuel based engines. If we figure out a new a synthetic fuel that these engines can run one cleanly and inexpensively, maybe in combination with a laser development ignition system? Maybe, but all the automakers are focusing their budgets on electric and alternative systems. When the laser plug was first talked about a few years back the biggest obstacle was a laser is a focused light, so the lens, or whatever clear protection would only be as efficient as it was allowed by debri and particle collection that could block the laser. So the fuel system along with the fuel has to burn very cleanly.

But...I'm confused..you just said the this advancement will "ever" happen, and then you say it probably won't. So what is your stand? (Or are you practicing on running for some political office?) ....Sorry, I couldn't resist the chance to pimp you! LOL!!!

IMHO, Combustion technology is over for just the sheer sake that the technology is unsustainable. Specifically, the diminishing combustible resources, i.e., continuing degrading air quality(particularly in China, India, and Russia), increasing cost of ownership of transportation vehicles, and the ever insatiable appetite around the world for more oil for combustion engines with no way to continue to supply that demand.

Now, someone at this point stands up and says, "If "They" would let us drill anywhere we like there would be enough oil for fifty years, maybe one hundred years." Someone else says, "No, much to risky", "We need to Fracture shale and then, regardless of the consequences. there would definitely be enough gas for a hundred years." "Wait, Nuclear power is by far the best LONG term answer. No Pollution, no emissions, quiet, no drilling."

As you stated Car manufacturers are putting their money into battery technology, electric motor efficiency, hydrogen(?) and other what used to be considered "On the shelf" technology. The tech stuff is good and needed and some is being adopted by us, the public, a little at a time. In my small mind is the question, "Will we, as the driving public, be able and/or willing to adapt and adopt new technologies that replace unsustainable combustion engines with replacement methods that may not offer 300+ horsepower or zero-60 in 7 seconds." Or is it really important that a IS250 do zero-60 in ? or a BMW in ? seconds. How much horsepower is actually needed in the most often sold Lexus? I don't know the answer, I am asking for the readers opinion.

Do you agree- disagree- or have your own opinion?

Paul

OOps!, My right index finger forgot to hit the "N" key on my keyboard while typing "advancement" will Never happen.

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