Now, British technology firm Camcon Automotive has also announced own take on the technology, called Intelligent Valve Actuation. Using a similar simile as Koenigsegg, Camcon compares the jump from camshaft tech to a digital valvetrain system as being similar to moving from carburetors to fuel injection. Camcon says IVA allows valve lift, timing and duration to be independently and infinitely controllable, giving petrol engines "the driveability and economy of diesels but with more benign and manageable emissions", as quoted by Autocar.
With Camcon's IVA, there are electromechanical actuators that are housed on top of the engine, each controlling a short camshaft that manages a single valve or valve pair. As the system allows complete flexibility, benefits include more sophisticated cylinder deactivation, more low-down torque and more high-speed power as situations demand. Autocar says Jaguar Land Rover is showing interest and offering technical help to Camcon, and both indoor and road testing is in the cards. Camcon says the setup could be only two-three years from production if adopted by a major automotive supplier.