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Hexagon Bullish on CNG for Long-Haul Trucks

Though some OEMs have signaled that the end of the ICE age is nigh, reports of the combustion engine’s death as the backbone of the commercial-trucking industry are greatly exaggerated....

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Technical Innovation
Green Design & Manufacturing

Westport Awarded LNG Development Program

Westport Fuel Systems announced that it has been awarded a development program by a global heavy truck manufacturer to adapt its LNG HPDI fuel system to meet Euro 7 emissions requirements for...

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Regulations/Standards

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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Original Equipment
Power

Freightliner’s Medium-Duty Makeover

Circling the highway loop at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the enhancements Freightliner engineers made to the new Plus series medium-duty and vocational trucks are...

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Transportation

Ford Puts More ‘Super’ into the All-New 2023 Super Duty

Customer woes had the full attention of the teams developing Ford’s 2023 Super Duty. But when the all-new truck reached the testing phase, another human stressor surfaced....

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Manned Systems

Hyliion, Cummins Collaborate on Electric and NG Range-Extender

A recent market report found that nearly 85% of the almost 250 U.S.-based transportation fleets surveyed plan to grow their use of clean-vehicle technologies over the next...

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Executive Viewpoints
Power

Deutz Takes Open Approach to Propulsion

The economic climate has fast soured in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Deutz has reason to be optimistic about the coming months and years. Prior to temporarily halting large...

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Road Ready
AR/AI

2021 Cadillac Escalade Brings Curved OLED to the Dash

Cadillac has unveiled the 2021 Escalade and will differentiate the full-size SUV from its Tahoe/Yukon platform-mates with a large dose of exclusive technologies including Super...

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Road Ready
Design

Volvo’s Polestar Powerhouse Plug-In Hybrid

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why Polestar, Volvo’s new electric performance subsidiary, used its first vehicle as a rolling showcase of the brand’s...

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Nanotechnology

Insights into Heavy-Duty Engine Design

Engine developers face numerous challenges in their work. When building the new clean-sheet design C3.6 engine, Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems considered several factors including customer...

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Energy

Volvo's Tricks of the EV Trade

Volvo first demonstrated its Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show. Replacing the starter-motor and alternator with the ISG allows a gas engine to shut off at will — mainly...

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Articles
Energy

All Options on the Table

The push to trim engine emissions is prompting industry-wide efforts to use substitutes for diesel fuel. Alternative fuels and electrified powertrains are making significant inroads, though design teams for...

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Articles
Energy

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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Road Ready
Power

Ford Unveils All-New 2020 Escape, First SUV Application on New Global FWD Architecture

Ford has unveiled the all-new 2020 Escape, its first SUV based on the new FWD global architecture, leveraging the new unibody toolkit to create a...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Mazda Skyactiv-D Arrival Delivers on Diesel Promise, Homogeneous-Charge Skyactiv-X Next

Mazda announced the long-awaited arrival of its Skyactiv-D diesel engine to the U.S. at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) last week. The...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Engineers Balance Today’s Programs with Tomorrow’s Mobility Future

Engineers are seeing the automotive industry pivot to advanced mobility. It’s a changing landscape with new lifeblood for the internal combustion engine and a...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Gasoline Fuels Growing Number of Commercial Vehicles

Biodiesel may be the top alternative fuel for work truck fleets, according to the 2019 Fleet Purchasing Outlook Survey conducted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), but...

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News
Energy

Powering Back to the Future

Credit Leonardo DaVinci for creating what many historians believe was the first depiction of a self-powered vehicle. It was powered by springs. And in the centuries since then, engineers have found...

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Road Ready
Propulsion

2020 Ford Super Duty Debuts All-New 7.3-Liter Pushrod V8, 10-Speed Automatic

The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty will arrive with the heavy-duty pickup truck’s best-ever conventional, gooseneck, and fifth-wheel trailer towing and...

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Energy

FPT Tech Day Reveals Cursor X Concept, Other 4.0 Innovations

FPT Industrial periodically holds Tech Days to demonstrate its latest research and development in a particular technology area. The company’s most recent Tech Day, taking...

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Technical Innovation
Green Design & Manufacturing

Emissions Reductions Continue to Disrupt CV Industry

As the automotive and commercial vehicle (CV) industries expand from being dominated by a single powertrain to a multitude of power and fuel options, disruption is propelling change to...

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News
Energy

Paccar Reveals New and Future Tech at CES 2018

Although 2018 marked its first-ever presence at the enormously influential Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Paccar made sure it fit right in with the show’s technology- and...

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Articles
Aerospace

Deploying COTS Subsystems in UUVs

In December, 2016 the newest class of unmanned vehicles, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) made international headlines after China, in an unprecedented act, seized an unclassified “ocean...

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News
Propulsion

Automakers Vie for Le Mans with Different Solutions

Rulesmakers at the Automobile Club de l’Oest, the sanctioning group that conducts the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race, issued rules that took effect in 2014 mandating that...

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