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Electric linear actuator

2017-11-13
The LA33 electric linear actuator from LINAK is a mid-range device that combines compact design and high power in one solution fit for use in the most extreme environments.
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Anti-vandal switches

2017-11-13
CIT Relay & Switch, a division of Circuit Interruption Technology, Inc., offers 16-amp UL-approved anti-vandal pushbutton switches in 25 mm, 28 mm or 30 mm (0.984 in, 1.10 in or 1.18 in) sizes.
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Self-lubricating sliding bearings

2017-11-13
Following in-house tribological testing and customer-specific field investigations, Federal-Mogul Powertrain's deva.tex self-lubricating composite bearings are being commercialized for use in construction machines, agricultural vehicles and other special-purpose vehicles, such as road sweepers.
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All-wheel drive protection system

2017-11-13
Safe Shift all-wheel drive protection system from Marmon-Herrington (Louisville, KY) is a proprietary electronic control system that prevents damage to axle, driveline, and transfer case components commonly caused by improper operation.
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Navistar, VW pursue common electric powertrain, global connectivity platform

2017-11-13
Navistar president and CEO Troy Clarke recently signaled an acceleration of new product offerings and integrations stemming from its partnership with Volkswagen Truck & Bus. Chief among these activities is to converge the two companies’ connectivity activities and to develop an electric-powered, medium-duty vehicle for the U.S. by late 2019 or early 2020.
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Electrified forklifts go big

2017-11-02
Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing is bringing full electrification for some of the biggest forklift trucks, motivated only in part by regulatory pressures. They are also proving to be less expensive to operate versus their ICE counterparts.
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VW completes launch of new Crafter commercial van range

2017-10-18
Sales of front-wheel-drive models commenced earlier in 2017 and now, with the addition of rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive vans and chassis cabs, Volkswagen is pushing for growth at the heavier end of its van lineup.
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IAV brings variable valvetrains to heavy duty

2017-10-06
A switchable system for toggling between different cam lobes offers variable valve timing and lift to improve both fuel economy and exhaust gas aftertreatment in heavy-duty engines.
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Mack hits the highway with style and technology

2017-10-04
Mack Trucks is making a major play to increase its market share in long-haul commercial trucking with Anthem, which combines aerodynamics and modern technical features with Mack’s distinctive styling. The rollout is being supported by major investments in Mack’s manufacturing and customer service facilities.
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WABCO, Nexteer collaborate to develop active steering systems for CVs

2017-09-21
WABCO Holdings signed a long-term cooperation agreement in late August with Nexteer Automotive to collaborate on the development and supply of active steering systems for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles using Nexteer's advanced steering assistance technology.
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Deep learning how to drive

2017-09-20
Learning to drive as a teen is a rite of passage, my own experiences indelibly marked in my brain. But the “brain” learning to drive in the future won’t be blowing out sixteen candles, if Nvidia has its way. Deep learning is the perfect solution for self-driving vehicles, Nvidia’s Tri Huynh said at SAE COMVEC 17.
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Dynamic weighing system

2017-09-19
The BinWeigh 03 dynamic onboard weighing system from VPG Onboard Weighing, a brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc., is approved for Class Y(b) use on waste collection truck fleets.
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Level 3 automation not attractive for trucks

2017-09-19
In his opening keynote address at SAE COMVEC 17 on Sept. 18, Dr. Johannes-Joerg Rueger, President of Commercial Vehicle and Off-Road at Bosch, noted that SAE Levels 4 and 5 for vehicle autonomy may be more attractive for commercial vehicles because they can help address the driver shortage and reduce operational costs.
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