In the News: CDA and VVA for Heavy Duty Diesel

August 7, 2020
Jacobs Vehicle Systems Cylinder Deactivation Technology

Steve Ernest and Hilko Schmitt recently spoke with Lawrence Butcher from Engine and Powertrain Technology about Jacobs Cylinder Deactivation and Variable Valve Actuation systems.

"Compression release brakes, generally referred to as Jake brakes, have been a feature on heavy-duty diesel engines since the 1960s, but recent developments by Jacobs Vehicle Systems, the originator of these devices, has seen the introduction of new technology that goes beyond simple vehicle braking and instead helps improve engine efficiency and emissions, as well as allowing greater engine braking performance from downsized engines." -

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