Ford is to introduce a cylinder deactivation version of its 3-cylinder EcoBoost triple. It will enter production by early 2018 and it is expected to deliver up to a 6% fuel saving with associated CO2 emissions reduction.
Hyliion's electric-drive system hybridizes the trailer portion of the tractor-trailer combination and uses regenerative braking to capture power, possibly saving the trucking industry billions in fuel costs. The company recently won the grand prize in the 2016 "Create the Future" Design Contest for the technology.
The Eberspaecher Hydronic S3 Economy 5-kW (6.7 hp) engine pre-heater offers compact dimensions and flexible installation options for retrofitting in a large number of day cabs, sleepers, off-highway and construction equipment, marine, bus, municipal and work truck vehicles.
Off-highway cabs are never going to be sanctuaries of silence, but they’re getting closer. Elements as diverse as glass, electronics and push buttons are being selected in part for their benefits in reducing sound levels.
The 3500E, the latest iteration of Caterpillar’s venerable 3500 engine family, also provides enhanced durability and longer life before overhauls, and it maintains existing form factors, so rebuilds and replacements can be utilized with minimal infrastructure changes.