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2013-11-26
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The current Banks Super-Turbo Freightliner Cascadia that tore up Pikes Peak earlier this year features plenty of technology, notably a souped-up 14-L Detroit Diesel 60 series engine and a water-methanol injection system. But the future involves hybridization and alternative fuels, said Gale Banks and racer Mike Ryan at the 2013 SEMA Show.
2015-11-16
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The Energy Department recently awarded Cummins, the nation’s only independent diesel engine maker, a two-year, $4.5-million grant to boost its previous mark by 5 percentage points to 55% brake thermal efficiency.
2013-03-27
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Using the platform of its 2012 eMO four-occupant electric-powered concept car, Tata debuted the eMO-C commercial vehicle during an open house in March at the company's new North American Engineering and Innovation Center.
2011-12-16
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Ford Motor Co. is prepping a next-generation Transit van for the North American market as part of ongoing upgrades to its commercial vehicle (CV) lineup. Ford is also working with Azure Dynamics to develop a plug-in hybrid-electric Super Duty F-450/F-550, with production likely starting in 2014.
2012-07-10
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Roughly 30% of the energy contained in diesel fuel is currently lost via the hot exhaust gases and EGR in a truck. By using a newly developed waste heat recovery system, Behr has demonstrated that 5% or more can be fed back into the drivetrain, which could improve long-haul fuel economy by the same amount.
2011-02-05
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Federal-Mogul's latest evolution of pistons, cylinder liners, and bearings are stronger and more durable than ever, making the new designs capable of handling the increased cylinder pressures and thermal loads produced by highly boosted heavy-duty diesel engines.
2013-04-15
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The truck maker's Project Horizon concept showcases technology related to aerodynamics, lighting, and chassis that could be on the road within 24 to 36 months.
2009-04-30
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Hybrid truck developers have focused on using batteries to drive vehicles, but some are now expanding that focus. A growing number of design teams are using battery packs to power a range of auxiliary functions.
2013-05-10
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Automated road trains such as the one demonstrated on a test track in Tsukuba City, Japan, help prove out new truck platooning technology for real-world use. Similar programs have been conducted in Europe and the U.S.
2014-10-08
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Among the new products WABCO displayed at the IAA Hanover CV Show was an electrically driven compressor for heavy duty air-braking systems and a new energy saving engine driven compressor.
2017-10-02
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Battery-electric power is drawing more and more applications to commercial and heavy-duty fleets as the zero emission technology edges closer to a tipping point.
2014-08-06
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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.
2009-03-27
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Grammer AG and development partner Wölfel developed Movito D and Movito S, solutions for capturing, analyzing, and eliminating vibrations that do not meet the terms of EU directive 2002/44EC.
2016-10-20
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EPA's Christopher Grundler and expert panelists at COMVEC 2016 offered their insights on technology pathways and challenges to meeting the recently issued final greenhouse-gas standards affecting model year 2021-2027 medium- and heavy-duty on-highway vehicles.
2017-11-17
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Chief Technology Officer Dr. Ben Patel details Tenneco’s latest system solutions developed to address two key goals for commercial trucks: reducing criteria pollutants and improving fuel economy.
2017-07-12
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Performance, reliability, and safety assessments performed using predictive capability for electromechanical systems are on the rise, yet no standard exists in the truck and off-highway engineering design industry for representing the degree to which a model has been validated. Such a standard can enable engineers and managers with a tool to assess the maturity of predictive capability itself.
2017-09-06
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New Holland is ramping up its focus on vehicles that burn alternative fuels, unveiling the prototype for a methane-powered tractor set for introduction in the 2020 time frame. The engine slashes operating costs, reduces emissions and cuts noise.
2017-08-08
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The two new electric-powered buses incorporate the latest technologies in electric motors, batteries and control systems. The electric power option comes on top of a varied assortment of fuel sources that Blue Bird offers.
2017-05-08
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OEMs can’t wait until the end of the process to think about how the machine and engine will be supported in the field. For attentive suppliers, that means innovations in modern diesel engines cannot be restricted just to combustion and emissions technologies any longer, says Perkins' Oliver Lythgoe.
2017-01-24
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Rolls-Royce and Claas recently signed a project agreement for the supply of MTU engines for use in agricultural vehicles.
2016-08-02
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For design teams focused on aftertreatment, removing size has become almost as important as removing emissions. Combining catalysts, improving filters and integrating sensors are a few of the techniques being used to minimize package sizes.
2016-07-11
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In harsh environments, relatively small problems like corrosion in a bearing can stop multi-million dollar vehicles where they stand. SKF and Textron are betting that bearings made with high nitrogen corrosion resistant (HNCR) stainless steel technology can reduce downtime on a military landing craft.
2015-06-04
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Kohler Engines has launched the KDI 3404, a 3.4-L engine in a compact footprint with a power density of 30 kW/L that reaches 100 kW (134 hp) and features an innovative Stage V ready aftertreatment system.
2015-04-21
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Cummins Emission Solutions and Cummins Turbo Technologies took advantage of the crowd at Intermat to unveil a couple of next-generation component innovations.
2015-04-15
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Today’s emphasis on improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions is just the beginning. In the future, increasing productivity will be the most critical trend for the off-highway industry, says BorgWarner.
2015-02-23
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Dr.-Ing. Marko Dekena, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development, Sales and International Operations Powertrain Systems, AVL, recently spoke with SAE Off-Highway Engineering about some of the strategic and technical issues likely to be discussed at this year’s event.
2014-08-19
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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.
2008-06-19
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Deere has introduced a new line of specialty tractors—the F-Series Orchard/Vineyard Tractors and the A-Series Nursery/Greenhouse Tractors—that have been specifically designed to operate and maneuver in the confined work environments and field conditions of specialty crops and plants.
2014-03-14
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Biofuel research continues to advance as off-highway engineers develop new techniques that will let engines run on varying mixtures.
2008-06-19
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Cleaning paint fixtures is an important but often time-consuming aspect of the vehicle manufacturing process. KMT Robotic Solutions has launched a robotic cleaning system to remove excess paint on trolleys that transport parts to and from the paint shop, with the goal of reducing the possibility of fire when trolleys are in paint ovens.
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