Beijing emergency teams cut Olympics smog

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Beijing emergency teams cut Olympics smog

Emergency services teams in Beijing have been equipped with motorcycles incorporating new technology to reduce smog levels.

The Dayang motorcycles incorporate an ElectroJet fuel injection system, which features a microcontroller unit (MCU) created by Freescale Semiconductor.

The Freescale technology is said to enable ElectroJet to reduce the number of sensors needed to meter fuel and control ignition, and reduce the per-unit cost of the system.

It is also claimed to offer 32-bit level performance with the advantages of 16-bit architecture, which include cost effectiveness, code-size efficiency and electromagnetic compatibility, the company said in a statement.

The trial aims to demonstrate how advanced technology can potentially be used to curb emissions from motorcycles in China.

It comes on the back of numerous policies designed to reduce air pollution in Beijing in time for the Olympics.

A recent mandate requires that half of the capital’s 3.3 million cars be removed from the streets on alternate days, removing approximately 118,000 tonnes of emissions, or 63 percent of total emissions in Beijing.

Other measures used by China include controversial cloud seeding technology.

Freescale said it has shipped more than 300 million of these automotive MCUs to date, and that S12-based devices continue to ship at a rate of more than 100 million units per year.

The ElectroJet system is expected to produce an average of 12 percent better fuel economy over stock carburetor systems.
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