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Driving business value on-highway and off with IoT

2017-05-05
Heavy-duty trucks have been using telematics for years to communicate a relatively narrow view of engine status. Manufacturers and fleet operators are now looking at the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide an expanded view of truck health, says Bsquare's Dave McCarthy.
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Volvo Buses launches B8R chassis globally

2017-05-03
Volvo Buses has started the global launch of its latest chassis powered by the 8-L Volvo engine. The Volvo B8R and B8RLE replace the top-selling Volvo B7R and B7RLE, which saw a production run exceeding 40,000 units and sales in 65 countries.
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Medium-duty engines, transmissions shift focus to software

2017-04-24
New engines and transmissions for medium-duty truck applications are evolving rapidly in response to ongoing demands for improved fuel consumption. Software is playing a major role in these advances while also helping improve diagnostic capabilities.
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Next-gen automated transmissions coming from new Eaton, Cummins JV

2017-04-13
Eaton and Cummins announced a new joint venture, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, to design, develop, manufacture and service next-generation automated manual transmissions for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles. The JV also includes current Eaton AMTs.
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IoT connections transform manufacturing, vehicle validation

2017-04-03
Commercial vehicles are at the forefront of the Internet of Things movement, leveraging the connectivity that many have deployed for years. Equipment manufacturers are using IoT connections to improve their manufacturing operations, upgrade diagnostics to prognostics and improve maintenance operations.
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Work trucks strive to curtail addiction to fuel

2017-03-17
Reducing fuel consumption was a focal point of several trucks unveiled in March. Electric drivetrains and four-cylinder engines were among the tactics unveiled at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
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Alt fuels make inroads despite obstacles

2017-03-17
Commercial vehicles are beginning to adopt alternative energy sources, but the transition remains slow. Batteries and an array of renewable fuels are seeing more usage, but costs and infrastructure remain hindrances for these fragmented technologies.
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Alternative powertrain tech for CO2 reduction a focus at ICPC 2017

2017-03-14
Various levels of electrification, connected solutions and alternative fuels are among the technology pathways that will lead to reductions of CO2, according to AVL's Dr. Marko Dekena. He spoke with Truck & Off-Highway Engineering about a variety of topics ahead of this year's AVL International Commercial Powertrain Conference.
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International develops new, lighter A26 engine to replace N13

2017-03-14
International Truck recently unveiled its all-new engine for the Class 8 market called the International A26, in addition to a new initiative called Project Alpha, which brought together a small team of powertrain engineers dedicated to a new perspective on engine development.
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Power transfer coupling

2017-03-13
Startup-company Twin Spring Coupling features its new power transfer coupling that is warrantied to 300 lb·ft (407 N·m) of torque.
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Long-body LED indicators

2017-03-13
Wilbrecht LEDCO, Inc., a Microprecision Electronics SA company, offers a long-body, nickel-plated, panel mount LED suitable for various applications, including industrial control panels, transportation dashboards, gaming/vending machines and aircraft/military instrumentation.
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High-temperature conduit and fittings

2017-03-13
Harnessflex TempGuard conduit and fittings from ABB Electrification Products are designed specifically to protect and route high-temperature cables, providing an integrated system for engine wiring in temperatures up to 392°F (200°C).
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