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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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News
Manned Systems

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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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
Propulsion

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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News
Regulations/Standards

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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Editorial
AR/AI

Deere’s Ingredients for Innovation

At John Deere’s inaugural Tech Summit this past spring in Austin, Texas – the location of one of the company’s micro-technology hubs and a recently purchased farm on which to conduct R&D...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Vanguard Swappable and Fixed Batteries Aim to Electrify the Jobsite

Briggs & Stratton has joined the age of electrification with its line of Vanguard swappable and fixed lithium-ion batteries. Two series of packs are available. The...

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Executive Viewpoints
Unmanned Systems

Why Agriculture Will Automate Before On-Highway

A World Wildlife Fund report estimates that global food waste on farms amounts to 1.2 billion tonnes per year – about 15.3% of the world’s annual food production. Total value of that...

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Technical Innovation
Materials

Yokohama Rolls out Latest Off-Highway Radial

Yokohama announced a new off-highway radial tire as well as new sizes for existing tire families at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. The Galaxy Hippo all-steel radial high-traction loader tire was...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Brunswick Launches All-Electric Marine Outboard

Brunswick Corp. made several product announcements at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. The company showcased their electrification efforts for recreational boats under their Mercury Marine brand...

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News
Energy

BMW Takes Multi-Modal Route to Manufacturing

BMW’s Munich factory remains the fertile root of a century of manufacturing, including its first R32 motorcycle in 1923. But the Bavarian automaker’s oldest assembly site is transforming...

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Original Equipment
Green Design & Manufacturing

New Holland Electric Mini-Excavator Hits Market

Contractors and municipalities in 2023 will have an electric alternative to diesel-powered small excavators.

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Original Equipment
Energy

CNH Introduces Battery-Electric, Autonomous-Ready Tractor

CNH Industrial recently introduced what it says is the world’s first autonomous-ready, battery-electric light utility tractor at its Tech Day in Phoenix, Arizona. The New...

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Unmanned Systems

COMVEC 2022: Hiring Talent to Meet High-Tech Demands

There’s always been competition for engineering talent. But with embedded software becoming ever more critical for subsystems in commercial vehicles and off-highway equipment,...

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Articles
Imaging

Deere Advances In-Field Autonomy

John Deere got “really serious” about autonomy in 2019, according to Joe Liefer, senior product manager of autonomy at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. Three years later – after forming an...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Positioning to Centimeter Level Improves Ag Productivity

Precision navigation, which is essential to autonomous machines, is knowing a moving vehicle’s absolute and relative position in 3D space accurately, reliably and repeatably....

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Original Equipment
Energy

HEVI Launches Lineup of Electric Off-Highway Equipment

Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation has announced the launch of HEVI Equipment, a new brand of industrial machinery. The HEVI Equipment moniker is a rebranding of...

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Electronics & Computers

Designing Transportable, High-Performance AI Systems for the Rugged Edge

System design requirements are well understood for high-performance artificial intelligence applications destined to reside in enterprise or cloud data centers....

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News
AR/AI

Aftermarket Augments Off-Highway Autonomous Efforts

Continually transformed with more than a century’s advances in capabilities, hydraulics and fuel efficiency, today’s heavy mobile equipment must also become more intelligent and...

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Automotive

Caterpillar Launches Next Generation M-Series Compact Wheel Loaders

Caterpillar has announced the launch of its next generation M-Series compact wheel loaders. These models will replace the existing 906, 907 and 908 models and feature...

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News
Manned Systems

Maintaining EV Chargers Yet Another Challenge

Industry experts have trumpeted ad nauseam the need to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for the past half-decade or more. Those calls continued at the recent Green Truck...

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Connectivity

Precision Tech the ‘Backbone’ to CNH’s Digital Strategy

When CNH Industrial executives stressed at its recent Capital Markets Day that the company is fast-advancing its offerings in precision technology and accelerating autonomous...

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Technical Innovation
RF & Microwave Electronics

Vermeer Concept Targets Autonomous Baling

Vermeer Corp. is expanding the off-highway industry’s push to remove drivers, bringing autonomous operations to the arduous task of retrieving baled hay with a concept vehicle that carries up...

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Data Acquisition

Precision Ag Aids Sustainability

Ten years ago, some “visionaries” at John Deere made a critical decision: that every one of its agricultural vehicles needed to be an IOT device that connected to the cloud. That way, agronomic and...

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Original Equipment
Power

New Holland Extends Ag Lineup with CH7.70 Combine, T6 ‘Multitasker’ Tractor

To reinforce its position as a “full-liner,” New Holland Agriculture’s focus for 2021 is to continue developing and launching new ranges, models and...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Garrett Two-Stage Turbos Ramp up Off-Highway

Garrett Motion is providing its advanced turbocharging technologies for a recent launch of harvesters, combines, excavators and other agricultural equipment by a global manufacturer. Garrett...

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News
Software

Automated, Electric Monarch Tractor Ready for 2021 Deliveries

“If you want to fundamentally improve your economics,” said Monarch Tractor co-founder and CTO Zachary Omohundro to farmers and growers everywhere, “you go electric.”...

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News
Unmanned Systems

State of the Industry: Ubiquitous Broadband Is Key

Bipartisanship and infrastructure: More of the former will (hopefully) help secure more of the latter. That sums up a recurrent theme during the Association of Equipment...

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Original Equipment
Communications

CES 2021: Deere Highlights Digital Technology Via Virtual Reality

Digital technology is rapidly transforming off-highway equipment, giving users more functionality and higher precision than is possible with human operators. John Deere...

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