Additive manufacturing is beginning to transform operations from early development through fulfilling requests for obsolete components, though it’s still fairly new in the high reliability world of commercial vehicles.
Smart data-analyzing procedures that support predictive maintenance will help to significantly increase the uptime of heavy-duty vehicles. The “Evolution of Big Data” symposium at SAE COMVEC 2018 addresses such critical topics.
Several leaders of global truck manufacturers converged for an International Press Workshop in advance of the IAA Commercial Vehicles trade show taking place in Hanover, Germany in September. The main topics were familiar—electrification, autonomous operation, connectivity—but still worth being heard, coming from those helping to shape how the industry moves forward.
Deutz progressed its push for alternative drives by revealing its first electrified off-highway drive solution at Intermat. Company executives provide more details about the next steps into the electrification arena.