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Cummins’ New Mid-Displacement Turbos Quieter and More Efficient

Cummins announced its seventh-generation series HE250 and HE300 wastegate turbochargers for medium displacement on- and off-highway commercial engines. The turbos are...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Cummins Spools up New Turbo Tech

Cummins Inc. and Holset Turbocharger announced several technical revisions to their Series 850 turbocharger. The Series 850 turbo is intended for customers with high-horsepower engines ranging from 15-L...

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Energy

Fuels to Transition the Global Legacy Fleet

Put the promise of mass vehicle electrification and its myriad challenges aside for a moment, and consider: What if most IC-engine vehicle owners don’t switch to EVs as the industry and...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Europe’s Dust Buster

In a proposal submitted in November of 2022, the European Commission detailed its new Euro 7 vehicle emissions standard, which is widely expected to be approved by the European Parliament and Council and begin...

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Transportation

Europe Steps Back from 2035 ICE Ban

In a surprising move that paves the way for the European Union’s adoption of a mandate to eliminate vehicle CO2 emissions, on March 25 the EU reached an agreement with Germany to step back from a...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Kubota Engine High on HVO, Hydrogen and Hybrids

As part of its path to carbon neutrality, Kubota Engine engineers have developed a new 3.8-liter hydrogen engine that was introduced at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. The 4-cylinder...

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Energy

Wolfspeed, ZF to Collaborate on New Uses of Silicon Carbide

Leading silicon carbide chipmaker Wolfspeed joined German officials to announce construction of what it said would be the world’s largest silicon carbide device factory. The...

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Power

Perkins Tackles Decarbonization of Off-Highway Machines

Decarbonization is currently one of the biggest buzzwords in the off-highway sector. OEMs around the globe are now offering and researching solutions for their customers so that...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Environmental Testing Preps for Tighter Regulations

Most engineers are used to the steady winds of change in refrigerant regulations as global agreements lead to new standards from the U.S. EPA and its counterparts in Europe and Asia....

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Regulations/Standards

Zeroing in on Zero-Carbon Fuels

COP27, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, over a two-week span in November, helped bring global attention to the need for significant reductions...

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Regulations/Standards

Tension and the Electric Takeover

Something happened in September 2022 that can be seen as emblematic of the auto industry’s accelerating transition to electrification: Tesla’s Model Y was Europe’s best-selling vehicle. An EV as...

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Energy

Engineering Sustainability

Watching a junked school bus being fed into a mammoth hammer mill, which loudly pummeled the bus into fragments of metal, rubber, and plastic, was a sight I’ll never forget. I was visiting Huron Valley...

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Manned Systems

Electric-Vehicle Legislation in California – Third Time the Charm?

The official name is the “Advanced Clean Cars II” ruling and it effectively marks California’s third attempt to mandate the sale of electric vehicles in the...

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Nanotechnology

Altair Honors Innovations in Sustainability and Lightweighting

Ford follows up its top prize in last year’s Sustainable Product category – for the Mustang Mach-E – with another electric-vehicle winner, the 2022 F-150 Lightning....

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Regulations/Standards

SAE WCX 2022: All Transportation Modes Targeting Alternative Fuels

Although the auto industry is rushing to electrify, batteries, in their current state of development, aren’t the answer for many modes of transportation, or even many...

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Regulations/Standards

Keeping Combustion in the Conversation

The signals are everywhere that the days are numbered for internal-combustion engines (ICE) for passenger vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Ralph Brandsteatter told a German magazine in early 2021 that VW...

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Power

SAE WCX 2022: Driveline Flexibility Is Key for Electrification

The electrification of light-vehicle powertrains is now not just probable, it is inevitable. OEMs and suppliers around the world are looking at all possible means to reduce...

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SAE WCX 2022: The Road to Zero Emissions Has Many Lanes

Emissions are currently one of the hottest macro topics across the automotive industry. Governments around the world are ramping up regulations over the coming decades to reduce...

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Data Acquisition

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

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Regulations/Standards

Off-Highway Emissions Set to Get Stricter

Emissions regulators currently are largely focused on on-highway NOx and CO2 reductions, according to Dr. Mihai Dorobantu, director of Technology Planning and Government Affairs for Eaton...

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Power

Global Emissions Regs Demand Differing Engine Strategies

Toxic tailpipe emissions and greenhouse gases (GHG) impact all nations, yet there is no global consensus on how to prioritize truck-engine emissions strategies. Emissions...

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Diesel in Distress

The semiconductor shortage making headlines largely because of its impact on global automakers’ production and profits is also adversely affecting off-highway equipment and diesel engine manufacturers. If the supply...

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Regulations/Standards

TDK Unveils Power-Generating Wheel Sensor

Electronics maker TDK in January introduced its InWheelSense piezo-electronic “energy harvesting and sensing module” that it said can generate power from vehicle wheel movement while also...

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Automotive

Allison Builds a Testing Powerhouse

Reducing product development time is among the industry’s top priorities, particularly as vehicle makers transition into an electrified future. Waiting on the environment – climate, weather,...

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Energy

Strategy Reset

Entering a post-COVID phase may seem easy compared to the required actions and commitments the industry faced just a couple of months ago. Collectively, the ecosystem of OEMs, suppliers, dealers and even consumers...

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Manned Systems

Caterpillar Launches Next-Gen Mini Hydraulic Excavator, Skid Steer and Compact Track Loaders

Covering about 2.5 million ft2 and including roughly 2,800 exhibitors, the triennial ConExpo-Con/Agg event boasts an even-larger...

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Power

Is the Camshaft Being Timed Out?

The development of electric vehicle motors, power controls and batteries tend dominate today’s industry’s headlines, but R&D of internal combustion engine technologies in its many forms...

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Regulations/Standards

Renewable Propane, Ultra-Low NOx Engines Set Standards for Propane Autogas Innovations

The future of trucking is looking even greener. Not only are companies forced to contend with new government regulations to meet lower emissions and...

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Propulsion

Extending the ICE Age: Hyundai Optimizing Engines and Fuels

As part of the cover story on the future of vehicle propulsion in the July/August 2019 edition of Automotive Engineering magazine, this article is one of four that examines the...

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