Engine Development

In addition to sports engines for vehicles like GRMN that are aimed at maximizing the joys of driving, TRD develops eco-friendly engines and vehicles such as the HV and FFV (Flexible Fuel Vehicle). To accomplish these works, TRD utilizes its wide range of developmental abilities and equipment for developing mass-production engines.

To Develop Mass-Production Engines, Extensive, Expansive Technical Skills are Essential.

  • Skill in planning engines that satisfy requirements related to laws, safety, performance, quality, price, industrial engineering, and countries’ environmental regulations
  • High-precision part design skill and supporting analytical skills
  • Skill in disassembling and assembling engines for high-precision, safe testing, as well as vehicle maintenance skill
  • Machining skill to make jigs and tools for testing
  • Skill in using and maintaining high-precision engine benches as well as chassis dynamos and measuring equipment
  • Skill in adapting high-precision, high-efficiency engines and vehicles to laws and regulations using electronic control devices, as well as operational reliability assessment skill
  • Skill in developing software for properly operating electronically-controlled engines
  • Knowledge of electronic circuits and CAN communications for properly operating electronically-controlled devices
  • The ability to accurately assess the impact of engines on vehicle behavior and the skill for driving vehicles to measure vehicle data
  • English skill for communicating with customers overseas

Developing an Engine Requires Bringing Together Various Considerations at a Higher Level.

Making the most of these skills, TRD plans and develops engines that meet the needs of customers around the world.

TRD Will Continue to Enhance Its Skills to Accommodate Countries’ Increasingly Strict Regulations and Energy/Power Source Diversification

Engine bench

Model:Low-inertia air-cooled
Absorbed output:470kW
Max.rotational speed:10,000rpm

Chassis dynamo

Model:1-shaft, medium size, overhang type
Absorbed output:175kW
Max.speed:160km/h

PN/PM measuring devices (to be adopted in future)

PN: Laser scattering condensation particle counter (CPC)
PM: Diffusion charging for soot measurement (diffusion charging method)