Increasingly stringent anti-idling laws continue to exert pressure on the off-highway industry to minimize the release of CO2 emissions and diesel particulate matter into the environment, notes Webasto's Don Kanneth.
VCMS II, the next generation of vehicle control and power modules from InPower, are fully programmable to provide maximum control, flexibility and value, whether part of a networked system or as stand-alone units.
The two-piece magnetic Hall-effect variable gap sensor from PIHER Sensors and Controls S.A. maintains stable electrical output and specified linearity on mobile shafts, despite radial and axial movement.
ZF sees many advantages and possibilities of knowledge transfer across divisions, as almost all technologies from the automotive sector also can be used in trucks, buses and off-highway vehicles, according to Dr. Klaus Geißdörfer, EVP of the Industrial Technology Division.
Although some commercial vehicle fleets and owners remain skeptical about autonomous driving and the implications for their big rigs traveling down the highway, much of the technology is already available to make it a real possibility, states WABCO's Jon Morrison.
In the exhaust systems arena, design innovations occurring within the last decade along with new analytical tools will help shape the way engineers design systems in the future, according to Tru-Flex's Scott Swank.
National Renewal Energy Laboratory tests use of insulation and other techniques to reduce A/C cooling and heating loads by more than 30%. Savings for cooling alone estimated at 774 gal/yr of diesel fuel compared with overnight idling.