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2017-11-17
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Chief Technology Officer Dr. Ben Patel details Tenneco’s latest system solutions developed to address two key goals for commercial trucks: reducing criteria pollutants and improving fuel economy.
2017-11-14
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The most significant upgrade to Case IH’s Steiger and Quadtrac articulated tracked tractors for 2018 is a new CVXDrive transmission supplied by ZF, the first such application of a continuously-variable transmission (CVT) in the segment, the company claims.
2017-11-13
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Navistar president and CEO Troy Clarke recently signaled an acceleration of new product offerings and integrations stemming from its partnership with Volkswagen Truck & Bus. Chief among these activities is to converge the two companies’ connectivity activities and to develop an electric-powered, medium-duty vehicle for the U.S. by late 2019 or early 2020.
2017-10-17
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The development bogey for the new Honda Civic Type R was clear and simple in its scope if not its execution—beat the Nürburgring lap time of its predecessor.
2017-09-20
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Learning to drive as a teen is a rite of passage, my own experiences indelibly marked in my brain. But the “brain” learning to drive in the future won’t be blowing out sixteen candles, if Nvidia has its way. Deep learning is the perfect solution for self-driving vehicles, Nvidia’s Tri Huynh said at SAE COMVEC 17.
2017-09-19
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The International Catalist SuperTruck employed lightweighting strategies to help improve efficiency, and Navistar's focus on weight reduction continues unabated for its SuperTruck II program.
2017-09-19
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In his opening keynote address at SAE COMVEC 17 on Sept. 18, Dr. Johannes-Joerg Rueger, President of Commercial Vehicle and Off-Road at Bosch, noted that SAE Levels 4 and 5 for vehicle autonomy may be more attractive for commercial vehicles because they can help address the driver shortage and reduce operational costs.
2017-08-30
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The fully operational Urban Hauler EV daycab tractor unveiled Aug. 29 can travel up to 100 miles (160 km) on a charge, from its 140-kWh battery pack. An engine-generator option, employing Cummins B4.5 or B6.7 engines, can extend the range to about 300 miles (480 km).
2017-08-02
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The American Chemistry Council and researchers at Michigan State University have demonstrated that a new “reversible” adhesive for multi-material joining actually gets stronger after use and repair/rebonding.
2017-07-31
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Chrysler, Toyota, Faurecia and AP&T recognized with the 2017 Altair Enlighten Award for their efforts to reduce vehicle weight.
2017-07-24
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The new Volvo VNL series is the beneficiary of the truck maker's SuperTruck program, applying lessons learned and advanced technology to achieve an up to 7.5% improvement in fuel efficiency. Driver comfort and productivity, active and passive safety systems and enhanced vehicle uptime through over-the-air updates were other high priorities for engineers and designers of the next-generation long-haul tractor.
2017-07-22
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Dr. Xinqun Gui, manager of technology, control systems and emissions compliance for John Deere Power Systems, considers himself to be “fairly conservative” in terms of his powertrain outlook: “I think the internal combustion engine as we know it today still has a pretty long life ahead.” Even so, his expectations for improvements in engine “intelligence,” aftertreatment packaging, and machine electrification are anything but conservative.
2017-07-18
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The SmartCap telematics device can be used to monitor new and existing Perkins mechanical and electronic engines, sending data directly to the Perkins My Engine App.
2017-07-14
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Connectivity, automation and electrification: Three inexorable trends that will largely drive on- and off-highway vehicle developments in the coming years, according to industry experts presenting keynotes at the revamped 2017 SAE COMVEC event. And with greater connectivity comes greater cyber concerns, they warn.
2017-06-09
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Known for its compact diesel engines below 100 hp (75 kW), Kubota unveils its first diesel engine above that threshold, the 5-L V5009 with an output of 210 hp (157 kW). The new 4-cylinder engine will be Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V ready when mass production begins in 2020.
2017-06-02
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Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles will feature a new proprietary front axle using an innovative tapered kingpin roller bearing, beginning in the third quarter of 2017.
2017-05-17
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FEV's Stephan Tarnutzer sees heavy-duty trucks, off-highway equipment and passenger vehicles driving on the network and becoming a key part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
2017-05-16
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Improved productivity and maintenance requirements are attractive benefits driving the growth of hybridization and electrification in various off-highway segments and on-highway heavy-duty vehicles. Ultimately, it all comes down to payback, says Chris Mays, Commercial Vehicle – Senior Technical Specialist at BorgWarner.
2017-05-15
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The head-up display (HUD) has already logged more than 27,000 km during testing in the Continental InnovationTruck. Augmented-reality HUDs for heavy trucks are also on the way, says Continental's Jennifer Wahnschaff.
2017-04-13
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Eaton and Cummins announced a new joint venture, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, to design, develop, manufacture and service next-generation automated manual transmissions for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles. The JV also includes current Eaton AMTs.
2017-03-14
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Various levels of electrification, connected solutions and alternative fuels are among the technology pathways that will lead to reductions of CO2, according to AVL's Dr. Marko Dekena. He spoke with Truck & Off-Highway Engineering about a variety of topics ahead of this year's AVL International Commercial Powertrain Conference.
2017-03-11
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Called “Project Minotaur,” the Case DL450 compact dozer loader is a “first-of-its-kind” machine that combines the footprint and performance of a compact track loader (CTL) with the power and dozing characteristics of a bulldozer. The crossover concept was revealed at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.
2017-03-09
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The engine maker used the ConExpo 2017 stage to announce its intention to produce a dual-fuel capable (natural gas and propane) off-highway engine by mid-2018, leveraging its already-in-production on-highway CNG truck engine.
2017-03-07
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Caterpillar unveiled its new articulated truck at ConExpo, focusing on the 745's re-engineered exoskeletal cab that is larger, quieter and incorporates operator-assist technologies such as fully automatic hoisting control.
2017-02-28
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Called a “new generation” of NOx reduction technology, ASDS (Ammonia Storage and Delivery System) is designed ultimately to replace conventional tanks containing a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) or AdBlue with lighter, high-efficiency cartridges containing a solid material called AdAmmine.
2017-02-09
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John Deere Power Systems and Liebherr Machines Bulle announced an agreement to jointly evaluate engine technologies, designs and development processes that may assist future product development for both companies.
2017-01-25
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Dr. Christian Wiehen, Chief Technology Officer for WABCO, discusses ADAS, platooning and automated future for trucks.
2017-01-17
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Caterpillar plans to showcase 40 machines at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 in March, one being its new 14M3 motor grader that features a larger engine, increased power to ground, and a host of integrated technology solutions such as the newly patented Stable Blade anti-bounce system, to increase operator efficiency and boost productivity levels.
2017-01-13
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Working with Utah-based technology provider Autonomous Solutions Inc., CNH Industrial’s Innovation Group developed autonomous technology and demonstrated it via tractor concepts based on the existing Case IH Magnum and New Holland T8 high-horsepower conventional tractors.
2016-12-08
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Automation is one of three main technology areas—along with connectivity and alternative drivelines and fuels—that Volvo Construction Equipment is devoting significant R&D resources to further develop. The company recently demonstrated a prototype autonomous wheel loader and articulated hauler working together.
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