TodayOctober 24, 2021

Magna Actero Air and aerodynamics

Tony Povinelli, Director of Advanced Technology and Business Development for Magna Exteriors and Interiors, talked about ACTERO an Active Aerodynamic System that includes active grille shutters that comprise a louver system that blocks front-end vehicle airflow at the grille.

There is a cooling module to reduce vehicle drag or optimize engine temperatures, which improve gas mileage and reduce emissions. Povinelli goes through the active body components, such as active air dams and active rear spoilers, which can also redirect airflow to reduce vehicle drag and improve gas mileage.

The biggest drag on a car, or airplane? Watch the video and find out. 

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.