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Volvo, ABB partner on fast-charging electric buses

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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Contamination protection for hydraulics

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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Achieving grid convergence in large internal-combustion engine simulations

2014-06-18
Motivated by the untapped potential of high-performance computing tools for engine simulations, personnel from Convergent Science, Caterpillar Inc., and Argonne National Laboratory combined forces to carry out a series of engine simulations including a simulation of nearly 34 million cells that is believed to be the largest-ever diesel engine simulation.
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The drive for driverless vehicles

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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Claas expands its forage harvester line

2014-05-13
In addition to its engine and emissions updates, design enhancements and a wide range of options simplify maintenance and operations of the new 800 Series.
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Cummins has a V8 for commercial applications

2014-05-06
Cummins has officially launched its ISV5.0, a new commercial-duty 5-L V8 diesel engine designed for North America. Production of the engine, which had been in development for about 13 years, starts in the fourth quarter this year in Columbus, IN, at the Columbus Engine Plant.
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Multimedia analyzer

2014-05-20
ViCANdo from Zuragon is a multimedia software tool for development, physical testing, and validation of various applications such as vehicle fleets, hybrid-electric systems, active safety systems, autonomous vehicles, and HMI systems.
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RCCI engine begins in-vehicle demonstration testing

2014-05-12
Higher fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust emissions are two potential benefits associated with Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI), a dual-fuel combustion strategy being spearheaded by a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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