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2014-08-29
Product engineering projects are always circular. As new versions evolve, data that comes back to design teams is incorporated into the next iteration. Panelists at the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress will explore this cycle in a panel entitled “Math to Lab to Road.”
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2014-08-27
As part of the U.S. DOE SuperTruck program that was awarded to Cummins and Peterbilt Motors, a series of investigations was conducted on the aerodynamic ramifications of traffic. One such investigation, carried out by experts from Peterbilt and design software provider Exa Corp., focuses on the impact of traffic conditions on aerodynamic drag for typical tractor-trailer separation distances at typical highway speeds.
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2014-08-25
Design software company Autodesk reaffirmed its commitment to STEM/STEAM education with its pledge to provide schools with free design programs.
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2014-08-19
Depending on which off-highway engine manufacturer you’re talking to, it is either an advantage that its teams of engineers design specifically and solely for the off-highway industry, or it is an advantage that its teams of engineers design for both the on- and off-highway industries.
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2014-08-18
Volvo Bus and Swiss technology group ABB are collaborating to develop and commercialize hybrid- and full-electric buses that employ “open standards-based” dc fast-charging systems. Buses will be charged quickly through an automatic roof-top connection system at bus stops, or through cabled charging systems overnight.
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2014-08-18
Material laws and orientation information are coupled in a single finite element analysis to predict the performance of the hybrid composite beam under a dynamic three point bending load.
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2014-08-15
To achieve weight savings in vehicles, OEMs and component suppliers are increasingly using ultra-high-strength steel, aluminum, magnesium, plastics, and composites. One strategy is to develop components using a multi-material concept. Ashok Leyland researchers used this approach when developing a bimetal brake drum with cast-iron inner ring and aluminum outer shell.
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2014-08-15
By regulating light-duty engine variable speed fans based on heat rejection demands and ambient temperature, consistent power savings over the entire operating spectrum can be achieved.
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2014-08-13
Rick Phillips, Senior Director, Commercial and OTR Sales, for Yokohama Tire Corp., provides his thoughts on the company's first U.S. commercial tire plant, scheduled to open in October 2015, as well as what the market can expect in the coming years.
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2014-08-06
Blue.tron is among the products Hengst Automotive plans to showcase at IAA. Blue.tron is an oil mist separator system and is part of the Hengst modular construction system.
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2014-08-06
European Union proposals affecting the length of semi-trailer trucks and cabs are set to have a dramatic effect on European cab-over truck designs and will also allow for folding aerodynamic aids to be fitted to the rear of trailers.
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2014-08-05
Horton recently introduced its most efficient fan blade, the WindShift WSE, according to a company release. It has been computer-optimized to allow for increased airflow and reduced operating noise. The WSE is a swept-blade design that generates greater static pressure at slower speeds.
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2014-08-05
Continental announced Thursday in a release that it has acquired 100% ownership of Emitec, an exhaust technologies specialist. Previously, it was a fifty-fifty joint venture with Continental and GKN. Emitec will become part of the Powertrain Division.
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2014-08-01
Given the worldwide desire to reduce road accident fatalities, it seems likely that the first applications of autonomous driving technologies will appear on heavy commercial vehicles. Daimler recently demonstrated how it could develop such technologies in its Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 study, which will make its global debut at the IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show at Hanover in September.
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2014-07-29
To develop an electric powertrain with a minimum noise level and minimized whining it is necessary to have accurate CAE simulation and precise criteria to assess whining noise.
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2014-07-29
The Baja SAE series concluded in Illinois in June, with Cornell capturing first place at that event and also winning the Baja SAE season's Iron Team Award for top aggregate score across the three regional competitions.
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2014-07-28
Three G-Series excavator models—250G LC, 350G LC, and 380G LC—now meet the strictest emissions standards while offering higher productivity and uptime, and lower operating costs.
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2014-07-28
When Ricardo first started development of magnetically coupled kinetic energy storage devices, it looked at a number of electromagnetic simulators on the market to help shorten design-to-manufacture times.
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2014-07-25
ZF Friedrichshafen AG has formed a joint venture with YTO, a leading manufacturer of construction and agricultural machines, on the production of tractor steering axles for vehicles from 25 to 230 hp (19 to 172 kW).
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2014-07-24
Joysticks are evolving rapidly, improving ergonomics to help improve operator efficiency and increase safety and reliability.
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2014-07-24
WABCO recently opened a new Application Engineering Center in Pune, the supplier’s second such facility in India. The new center will allow WABCO’s team of application and test engineers to work closely with global commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturers in India to jointly develop customized products and solutions across a broad range of vehicle platforms, the company said in a release. 
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2014-07-24
Troy, MI-based Meritor, Inc. and brake system supplier Brakes India, Ltd. have signed a licensing and technology assistance agreement for the manufacture and sale of Meritor ELSA air disc brakes in India.
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2014-07-23
The 2014 Collegiate Design Series season concluded with the co-located FSAE Lincoln and FSAE Electric events. The University of Kansas placed first in the combustion class, and Universidade Estadual de Campinas did same in the electric class.
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2014-07-21
The new Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant EC250E and EC300E crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment were designed to reduce fuel consumption and increase productivity.
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2014-07-15
Broader coverage, more features highlight expanding capabilities.
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2014-07-09
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is planning to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of new fuel-efficiency standards for commercial medium- and heavy-duty on-highway vehicles and work trucks, potentially covering engines, chassis, vehicles, and/or trailers manufactured after model year 2018.
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2014-07-01
Fluid Line Products, Inc. has released what it calls the Anti Blocker, a device designed to protect sensitive or expensive control mechanisms in hydraulic operating systems.
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2014-06-30
On a global scale, racecars burn an irrelevant amount of fuel, so racing series’ interest in fuel-saving technology has nothing to do with saving the planet from racecars’ environmental impact. Transporting teams to the tracks burns far more fossil fuels than any fuel actually consumed at the track.
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2014-06-20
Autonomous vehicles are a hot topic, most noticeably in the automotive world. But automated driving/operation is making significant headway in the off-highway realm as well, especially in mining applications. John Williamson of Komatsu America Corp. and Serge Lambermont of Delphi Electronics & Safety provide some insights on the topic.
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2014-06-20
JCB will be supplying high-speed backhoe loaders to the U.S. Army under a $50 million contract. The High Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEEs) will be manufactured at JCB’s North American plant in Savannah, GA, and will be delivered by 2017.
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