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2012-04-04
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The rising price of energy is expected to further increase the demand for more fuel-efficient diesel engines and also for natural gas engines—a key focus of Cummins' high-horsepower engine development programs.
2015-09-03
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Dr. Phil Stephenson, General Manager of PACCAR Technical Center, and co-chairman for the SAE 2015 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (ComVEC), discusses several major topics affecting on- and off-highway commercial vehicles, including emissions regulations, embedded software, 24-V electrification, operator assistance technologies, and cybersecurity.
2009-10-14
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Alternative fuels can help fleet owners save money, often without requiring large investments. But before vehicle owners switch to biodiesel and natural gas, they need to ensure that they are maintaining quality levels and making sound financial decisions.
2015-10-09
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Software’s becoming a greater factor in vehicle development, prompting a heightened focus on reducing the number of defects in code. Early planning, discipline, and continuous attention to detail are a few of the techniques that can help design teams eliminate defects.
2013-07-15
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A Sika researcher examines the performance characteristics of, and OEM requirements for, competing acoustic cavity fillers used in a range of vehicles including heavy-duty trucks.
2016-09-16
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A new piston and pin concept and a high-temperature-resistant, low-friction coating result in reduced friction and lower fuel consumption for commercial vehicle engines.
2016-11-15
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Hyliion's electric-drive system hybridizes the trailer portion of the tractor-trailer combination and uses regenerative braking to capture power, possibly saving the trucking industry billions in fuel costs. The company recently won the grand prize in the 2016 "Create the Future" Design Contest for the technology.
2017-09-11
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Volvo CE partners with Waste Management, the California Energy Commission and CALSTART to test the 50% more-efficient LX1 prototype.
2009-02-16
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Electrohydraulics are particularly suited to platforms where there is a high degree of coordination required between the propulsion and work functions, as well as those where functional complexity or repetition of task is more suited to an automated approach.
2011-04-05
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Hawe Hydraulik has redesigned the housing of its V30E-270 variable displacement axial-piston pump and added a new load-sensing controller to its V60N.
2017-09-13
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As the hydraulics industry works to enhance precision and repeatability in machines, a better understanding of hysteresis—or the variance of output flow from the input command—and how it affects fluid power may help.
2009-07-14
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When asked by an agricultural equipment manufacturer to help optimize a tough coating application, Henkel used the design of experiments (DOE) method to reduce the number of runs required to determine the optimal value of each factor.
2014-08-27
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As part of the U.S. DOE SuperTruck program that was awarded to Cummins and Peterbilt Motors, a series of investigations was conducted on the aerodynamic ramifications of traffic. One such investigation, carried out by experts from Peterbilt and design software provider Exa Corp., focuses on the impact of traffic conditions on aerodynamic drag for typical tractor-trailer separation distances at typical highway speeds.
2009-10-14
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Alpine has developed a multiple camera system to improve visibility around a vehicle, which is additionally linked to a navigation database to add further functionality. Although the first prototypes have been developed using passenger cars, the company believes the technology has far greater potential applied to commercial vehicles and buses.
2012-08-27
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A wider, longer radar beam range and the ability to detect stationary objects are key upgrades to a collision mitigation system, one of three safety products recently unveiled by Meritor WABCO for the commercial-vehicle market.
2012-02-24
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3M and Chesapeake Energy Corp. are collaborating to design, manufacture, and market a portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks for use in various transportation sectors in the U.S. The companies note that currently the fuel tank on a CNG vehicle is its most expensive single component but claim that the new CNG tanks stemming from their partnership will reduce costs and increase performance.
2014-09-26
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With its Connected eHorizon, Continental presented at IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover what it believes is one of the key elements on the way to fully automated vehicles. This “networked electronic horizon” uses navigation data more effectively by deploying crowdsourcing technology to extend the underlying topographic maps with information from the sensors of other road users.
2013-07-17
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Simulation technology has enabled the Swedish manufacturer to test more vehicle configurations at a lower cost and with less disruption than it took to test just one configuration using its previous process, according to MSC Software.
2014-10-06
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MAN gave the first public showing of its new flagship truck engine at the recent IAA Hanover CV Show. The engine, identified by its code number D3876, is an in-line six-cylinder diesel displacing 15.2 L. It will replace the D2868 16.2-L V8 as MAN’s largest-capacity truck diesel engine.
2011-10-07
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The world's first series hydraulic hybrid transit bus has tallied an overall average of 6.9 mpg, doubling the fuel efficiency of conventional diesel buses and surpassing by 30% the mpg average of hybrid-electric buses.
2010-04-16
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Mercedes-Benz has introduced a number of modifications to the Econic low-entry cab truck range for the 2010 model year. These include diesel models certified to European Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle (EEV) standards, new occupant safety equipment, and chassis and axle enhancements.
2010-04-23
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MTA says its PDU allows a simplified wiring harness layout in the engine bay, keeping harnesses safe from the water and dirt associated with typically harsh environments.
2017-02-09
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UQM Technologies signed a development agreement with Meritor to jointly develop E-axles for the medium- and heavy-duty EV commercial market, according to a February 2 announcement. Prototypes are expected by early fall of 2017.
2010-07-19
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Mentor Graphics asks how can the value of extra sales gained from a strategy based on individually tailored products be balanced against the cost of multiple derivatives.
2017-08-30
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The fully operational Urban Hauler EV daycab tractor unveiled Aug. 29 can travel up to 100 miles (160 km) on a charge, from its 140-kWh battery pack. An engine-generator option, employing Cummins B4.5 or B6.7 engines, can extend the range to about 300 miles (480 km).
2010-01-21
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As safety moves into the spotlight, many diagnostic techniques ensure that all the elements work reliably.
2017-01-23
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Volvo Construction Equipment offers increased payload capacities among other features on the new A45G articulated hauler.
2016-06-04
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The 6900XD Offroad MBT-40, dubbed the Multi-Body Transformer for its ability to quickly change from one fully functional in-cab-controlled body application to another, is the first XD Offroad series offering from Western Star and reportedly a new concept for off-road equipment markets.
2015-02-20
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Completely redesigned from the ground up, the 1050K's dual-path hydrostatic transmission allows an operator to push a full load through turns without losing material, unlike torque-converter transmissions.
2016-09-22
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Iveco debuted its world premiere Z Truck concept at IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany, revealing an array of technologies including a next-gen LNG engine, waste heat recovery, automated driving and enhanced aerodynamics.
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