The critical importance of automotive fluids is often overlooked and undervalued. This can result in a disconnect between what we need and is possible, with what is available, says Teri Kowalski, principal engineer, powertrain division, Toyota Motor North America. Vehicle designs and technologies are evolving at a faster pace than ever before, and consumers and governments are demanding even greater advancements. Lubricants must maintain pace or progress will be hindered, says Kowalski.
The International Fluids Consortium (IFC) was established in 2020 by 11 vehicle manufacturers, to