Australian Automotive Glossary

Accumulator

Stores fluid at approximately the working pressure of the hydraulic or pneumatic system in which  it will be employed, so that a supply of fluid is always immediately available to the system....
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Acoustic Induction Control


Engine air intake system using a valve that intermittently closes or restricts the flow of air to the cylinders, improving engine performance at some engine speeds....
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Active Body Control

Regulated suspension system using hydraulic and sensors to change the springing to suit the immediate situation....
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Actuator

A device that performs a mechanical action in response to an input signal, either electrical or fluid...
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