K-JETRONIC – Continuous injection system
In a continuous injection system, the injectors do not open and close like other types of fuel injectors do. Instead, this type of injector streams fuel in a continuous method. The reason for the continuous flow of fuel that is facilitated with this injection system is to atomize the fuel flow that is being delivered under the fuel distributor pressure. Basically, CIS functions as a mixture control unit that is made up of an air flow sensor and a fuel distributor.
LCD – Liquid crystal display
This term refers to a type of digital visual display that is defined by liquid crystal cells layered between two transparent panels. When an electric field is administered to the molecules of the liquid crystal, the transmission of light is affected and acts as a light filter to make the layer opaque. Liquid crystal displays are used for movable computer displays as well as for digital watches to display the time by way of a liquid sandwiched in a layer between the panels.
LDW – Lane Departure Warning
This term refers to a system that is crafted to notify a driver when the driven automobile starts to shift or swerve out of its current lane, unless the turn signal is turned on in that direction. If the automobile is swaying from its lane, the driver will be alerted through the use of visual, audio, or vibrating warning signals. The Lane Departure Warning system is recognized for preventing road collisions or accidents due to driver distraction by alerting the driver when and if they are veering from the lane.
LED – Light-emitting diode
This term refers to a semiconductor light source that actuates electrical energy into radiation that is electromagnetic to exude light that is forward-emitting. Light-emitting diodes are frequently used for automobile lighting, electronic traffic signs and even aviation lighting. LEDs provide a long lasting lighting technology which can make them popular in the place of incandescent lights.
LHD – Left-hand drive
The term left-hand drive refers to an automobile or other motor vehicle that has the steering wheel located on the left side of the vehicle. LHD is fashioned to be used in countries like the United States or France where the normal driven road is on the right.
Same as L-Jetronic with hot-wire air-mass sensor – This term refers to an electronic system that is equipped with anti-hot-wire sensors and air-mass sensors. LH-JETRONIC system works when air enters the engine through an induction system and is mixed and intermingled with fuel through the fuel injector. As fuel is distributed into the intake air stream, the injector receives a signal from the air-mass sensors to provide the correct amount of fuel to the engine to reach and maintain the ideal air/fuel mass.
LPG – Liquefied petroleum gas
This term refers to a mix of hydrocarbon gases like propane, ethane, and butane that forms a liquid through pressure and fuel. This gas is kept in a liquid form by increasing pressure that is applied to allow better storage, movement, and handling purposes. LPG is flammable due to the mixture of gases and is used to fuel and warm appliances, automobiles, and other motor vehicles.
L-JETRONIC – Electronically controlled injection system
This term refers to an electronic system that is divided into three smaller systems: the fuel delivery system, the air induction system, and the electronic control system. The system world when air enters the engine through the induction system and is mixed with fuel through the fuel injector. Then, as fuel is distributed into the intake air stream, the injector receives a signal to provide the correct amount of fuel to the engine to reach the perfect air to fuel ratio.
LSD – Limited-slip differential
This term refers to a type of mechanism that enhances traction by separating the torque uniformly to prevent any one individual wheel from skidding or slipping. Regardless of whether the driving road surface is uneven, this type of differential gear mechanism uses friction to keep both of the rear-axle shafts spinning at the same speed. Limited-slip differential disseminates speed and torque evenly so that the tires will not slip in poor weather conditions or during cornering.
LTHR – Leather
This term refers to a type of material that is made from animal skin that has been through tanning and manufacturing processes. The tanning processes make this material smooth, flexible, and durable. Leather is frequently used on the interior of automobiles and is used for the seats of the car.
LWB – Long wheel base
This term refers to the name given to large vehicles that have longer bodies and larger luggage compartment areas. Fashioned to accommodate large carry loads, LWB has quite a long distance between the front and the rear wheels. Longer vans and automobiles with a long distance between the wheels would fall into this category.