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Power

Charging Infrastructure Coming – at a Cost

It’s no secret that insufficient battery charging infrastructure is an impediment to commercial-vehicle fleets’ electrification efforts. To provide direction and some certainty for...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Fuel Cell Production Spurs Supplier Opportunities

The head of General Motors’ global fuel-cell business is bullish about ongoing opportunities for suppliers in the emerging hydrogen-power space, as GM and partner Honda Motor Co. began...

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News
AR/AI

Cybersecurity Firm Enlists AI in Battle as Threats Increase

Following its annual report detailing the growing cybersecurity threats to vehicles, fleets, and the networks they rely on, Upstream Security announced the launch of a...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Thermal Management for Off-Highway Vehicles

As demand increases for electric and hybrid technology advancements in the North American market, off-highway vehicles are subject to many challenges. These range from vibration and shock...

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Q&A
Manned Systems

Kia Takes Aim at Commercial Vans with PBV Concepts

Kia is positioning itself to make waves in the commercial vehicle sector. At CES 2024 in Las Vegas, the company pulled back the curtains on its electrified commercial van lineup. Though...

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Original Equipment
Automotive

Yanmar CE Adds to Growing Compact Track Loader Segment

The market for compact construction equipment is growing in North America, driven in part by high demand for compact track loaders (CTLs). CTLs and compact excavators have the highest demand, together generating nearly 68 percent of compact-equipment sales in the market.

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Articles
Transportation

EFuels: An Alternative to the Alternative

Even as electric vehicles dominate today’s alternative powertrain market for passenger cars, the future of how we will all someday drive without burning petroleum is cloudier than ever. To...

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Articles
Propulsion

Volvo Reveals New VNL with SuperTruck Influence

Volvo Trucks North America has launched the completely redesigned VNL Class 8 truck. The all-new VNL was designed specifically for the North American market and features Volvo’s next...

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Articles
Energy

Hydrogen ‘Inevitable’ for Commercial Vehicles

With the perception of diesel engines as bad actors in the worldwide transportation-emissions crackdown, the commercial-vehicle sector is racing to identify and develop propulsion...

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Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Modine Targets Off-Highway EVs with ‘Plug-And-Play’ BTMS

Suppliers increasingly are developing and integrating thermal-management solutions to meet the specific demands of off-highway EVs. Deutronic, for instance, develops...

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News
Energy

Fuel-Cell Power for Monster Mining Trucks in GM, Komatsu Deal

In the latest announcement from GM regarding commercialization of its longstanding hydrogen fuel-cell research and development, it and commercial-vehicle specialist Komatsu...

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News
Manned Systems

Tevva & ZF Integrate Brake-By-Wire Regen System for Last Mile BEV

UK-based EV manufacturer Tevva recently completed development of a regenerative braking system on the company’s 7.5-ton battery-electric truck. Tevva collaborated with...

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News
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

TE Connectivity Powers down High-Power Systems

Commercial trucks and off-highway vehicles, faced with new regulatory developments, customer demands and market pressures, are responding by undergoing a renaissance of innovation. In the...

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Articles
Energy

Commercial-Truck EV Fleets Slow to Grow

Environmental regulations and corporate sustainability goals are driving commercial fleets to adopt electric trucks in all classes. But the still-evolving charging infrastructure is stymying their...

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Technology Report
AR/AI

CES 2024: VW, Cerence Integrate ChatGPT in IDA Voice Assistant

ChatGPT has entered the car. At CES 2024, Volkswagen and technology partner Cerence introduced an update to IDA, VW’s in-car voice assistant, so it can now use ChatGPT to...

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News
Propulsion

Tremec-Trification

Tremec is charting a future in vehicle electrification that leverages the company’s gear-manufacturing history while clearly departing from its intrinsic connection to internal combustion engine. Tremec, a...

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News
Energy

The Future of Carbon-Neutral Fuels for Heavy-Duty Machines

Decarbonization of commercial vehicles and off-highway machines is rapidly becoming a hot-button topic among regulators in the EU, Asia and North America. In addition to...

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News
Green Design & Manufacturing

Hydrogen ICE Is Heating Up

In the past three months, at least four major announcements have detailed the kickstart of development programs or real-world demonstrations of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines (ICE). As OEMs and...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Teleo Debuts Autonomous Materials Hauling on Active Jobsites

Teleo announced that Florida-based Tomahawk Construction will become the first customer to deploy its autonomous capabilities on an active jobsite. Starting in December,...

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Articles
Software

Nodar's GridDetect: Look, Ma, No Lidar!

The streets of Munich look different when seen through a Nodar point cloud created by a set of stereo cameras. Nodar’s Hammerhead technology uses two standard, automotive-grade CMOS cameras...

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Editorial
Manned Systems

Change? Sure, Sometimes.

SAE’s Automotive Engineering magazine is not immune to the constant beat of changes happening across the automotive industry. In case you’re curious what that means, the byline and picture accompanying this...

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News
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

‘Electronification’ of Working Hydraulics in Compact Machines

Compact off-highway machines should be as maneuverable, versatile and energy-efficient as possible. Key to achieving these goals is the electronification of the working...

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Articles
Energy

Can Solid-State Batteries Commercialize by 2030?

The 1915 Detroit Electric Brougham was powered by lead-acid batteries, and so was the first generation of the General Motors EV1 back in 1996. The 1915 car could reportedly travel 80...

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Articles
Energy

Perkins Bets Big on Smaller Engine for Off-Highway Machines

Perkins Powertrain announced its all-new engine series for off-highway applications, launching the 2600 Series 13-liter engine at a press event in London where SAE Media was in...

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Original Equipment
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Bollinger’s Electric Truck Enters Design Validation Phase

Potential fleet customers had their first hands-on time with “fully production-intent” Bollinger B4 all-electric Class 4 chassis cab trucks during a recent ride-and-drive...

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Technical Innovation
Power

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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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Liebherr Deploys Autonomous Mining Truck Fleet

Liebherr’s mining division has announced that it will be conducting onsite validation tests of its autonomous T 264 mining trucks. The validation testing reportedly will take place later...

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News
Green Design & Manufacturing

EV Battery Recycling Still Being Defined

The efficient and economical recycling of EV batteries is not just possible, but inevitable, said a panel of battery-recycling experts at the 2023 Battery Show North America in Novi, MI, this...

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News
Energy

Leaders Optimistic North America Lithium Supply Gap Can be Eliminated

At the Battery Show North America, a panel of leaders addressed North America’s lithium supply challenges, and talked about signs that aggressive movement from...

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