The company’s recently unveiled snowmobile lineup for the 2017 model year includes an OEM industry first: the all-new SVX 450 purpose-built, single-ski snow bike. Other highlights include what Arctic Cat claims is the industry’s most powerful turbo engine at 180 hp (134 kW).
Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, the new WA600-8 wheel loader from Komatsu combines an enhanced lockup torque converter function and SmartLoader logic to achieve low fuel consumption and high travel speeds.
Vehicles that use all four wheels to steer are more agile, easier to park, and safer to drive. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Brooke tests a new prototype four-wheel steering system from supplier ZF-TRW.
Fuji Electric has introduced its 7th generation IGBT (insulated-gate bipolar transistor) modules which offer an increased current rating for reduced package sizes and improved power cycling capability for enhanced reliability.
The growing role of electronics and software is altering the design process, requiring a greater focus on validation and verification, particularly to meet the stringent demands of off-highway environments.
Three SAE standards are to be incorporated in EPA regulations, including refrigerant identification, built-in or via USB on hand-held units, incorporated in requirements for recovery/recycle/recharge equipment. There's also a standard for testing internal heat exchangers in development.
Aerospace and defense companies that provide maintenance repair and overhaul services increasingly find themselves out of their comfort zone as the recent appetite for new airplanes, especially in emerging markets, spurs dramatic shifts in their business.
Expert presenters at the 13th annual SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium agreed vehicle hybridization minimally will need to become mainstream technology in order for OEMs to meet pending global CO2 emission requirements.
At the recent 2016 SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium in California, Automotive Engineering talked with Tim Grewe, GM’s Director of General Electrification, about the role of controls in the electrified vehicle space.