A team of researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient and economical biofuel production process, and from non-food sources.
While on/off fan drives are usually preferred for their durability and fuel efficiency for over-the-road applications, BorgWarner's new DuroSpeed two-speed fan drive was developed for more severe service applications
Remy International introduces the Delco Remy 38SI high output alternator featuring remote sense to reduce battery charge time and a stator design that improves horsepower requirements and fuel savings.
In the area of electronics enclosures, traditional metal structures conduct and spread heat over large surfaces, but composites act as insulation. Heat generated by components causes internal temperatures to rise and has detrimental impact on the performance and reliability of the electronics.
The new Class 8 on-highway truck for North America combines proven Daimler Truck aerodynamic technology with what the truck maker claims is the most fuel-efficient powertrain available, a downsped Detroit DD15 engine and standard DT12 fully automated manual transmission with Intelligent Powertrain Management.
The QSF and QSB engines use filter-free, flow-through exhaust aftertreatment systems and a clean-combustion formula focused on fuel efficiency, providing a lower cost of operation and higher uptime availability as rental companies in particular transition their fleets to Tier 4 Final-compliant equipment.
Although many of the technologies used to great success in military applications--such as SWIR, RGI, and LIDAR--are costly, the cost could go down drastically if put in full production for off-highway equipment.