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GM Energy Introduces Vehicle-To-Home Charging Solution

The benefits of EVs are still being explored and introduced to the world. The latest is GM Energy's new bidirectional charging system.

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Power

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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Technology Report
Connectivity

NXP S32 CoreRide Platform Simplifies Development of Software-Defined Vehicles

A new industry-first open platform for developing the software-defined vehicle (SDV) combines processing, vehicle networking and system power management with...

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Editorial
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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Original Equipment
Green Design & Manufacturing

JCB Re-Enters North American Paving Market

JCB introduced two new tandem-roller compaction machines to the North American market at the Pave/X 2024 show in San Antonio, Texas, in late January. The CT160 and CT260 are designed for ease...

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Connectivity

Daimler Truck and Torc Intensify Pursuit of Autonomous Trucks

Several autonomous-truck startups faltered in 2023. Another blow to the sector came in December, when TuSimple laid off about 150 employees, or 75% of its U.S. workforce, as...

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Technical Innovation
Transportation

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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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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Road Ready
Power

Kia’s 2024 EV9 Stands as First Mainstream 3-Row EV

It may be time for Kia — or its Hyundai and Genesis siblings — to deliver a lousy vehicle. It’s becoming a broken record to praise every new Kia for its sophisticated and often...

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Articles
Software

Simulation Developer RFpro Mimics Vehicle Sensors

U.K.-based simulation systems developer rFpro recently launched its new ‘ray-tracing’ simulation rendering technology, designed to replicate the way that vehicle sensors “see”...

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Original Equipment
Power

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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The Navigator
Connectivity

Are Robotaxis Ready for Prime Time?

The driverless ride-hail services currently in operation, Waymo and GM-owned Cruise, lately have been in the news, and not usually for positive reasons. So seems an appropriate time to offer an...

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Road Ready
Energy

Cadillac Counts on 2025 Escalade IQ for EV Sizzle

General Motors said it’s all-in on transitioning its entire passenger-vehicle lineup to EVs and there may be no more critical litmus test of the strategy than the reception for the...

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Technical Innovation
Unmanned 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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Editorial
Manned Systems

Smart Engineering for Sustainability

Sustainability extends beyond just decarbonization. A term popping up more and more in executive and engineering-focused presentations is “circular economy,” referring to a closed-loop production...

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News
Energy

Mercedes-Benz Concept CLA Class Updates VISION EQXX Tech for a 466-Mile EV

Over ten years ago, Volkswagen built a small number of ultra-efficient ICE-powered vehicles called XL1. VW never put these sleek teardrops into mass production,...

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Power

Battery Chemistries for Construction EVs

The success of electric vehicles in the construction industry will largely be determined by battery prices being low enough that the total cost of ownership is cheaper than diesel alternatives....

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Q&A
Connectivity

Defining the Software of ‘Software-Defined’ Vehicles

The phrase “software-defined vehicle” has embedded in the vehicle-development lexicon as the catchall for a new era of digitally driven products. But there is persistent...

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News
Manned Systems

VW Introduces Singular ID.Buzz in Three-Row Layout

As automakers keep rolling out new EV models, a kind of sameness has crept into the proceedings. Put a four-door sedan or crossover on a skateboard platform with a 90-kWh-or-so battery,...

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Original Equipment
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Mercedes-Benz Details All-New Platform for EV Vans

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its electrification strategy for its commercial and private van lineup. SAE Media was in attendance for the company’s online presentation in May that...

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Unmanned Systems

NXP Processors Evolve to Enable Software-Defined Vehicles

As efforts to develop software-defined vehicles (SDVs) intensify, the technology that powers vehicles loaded with increasingly sophisticated computing, networks, connectivity,...

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Articles
Connectivity

Volta’s Electric Truck Is U.S. Bound

Volta Trucks has been operating its all-electric Volta Zero delivery trucks in Europe for three years. Now, the map is expanding. Fleet operators soon will be able to get behind the wheel of a...

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AR/AI

Volkswagen Plants Autonomous-Testing Flag in Austin

Volkswagen Group of America announced on July 6 that it would launch an autonomous test fleet of ID.Buzz EVs in Austin, Texas. The company said that the three-year program would...

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Energy

Mercedes-Benz Goes Long with EActros 600 Electric Truck

Mercedes-Benz has revealed new details about its eActros 600 long-distance electric truck. The eActros 600 is intended specifically for long-haul use and will serve as the eventual...

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Original Equipment
Connectivity

Nikola Producing Battery-Electric Trucks, Fuel-Cell EVs Coming

Fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are a highway rarity despite decades of technology development. “When I was working in Europe 20 years ago, I was driving fuel-cell...

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Original Equipment
Manned Systems

REE Unveils P7-C Chassis Cab at ACT Expo

As a company focused on offering modular answers to the world’s mobility questions, REE knows the value of being flexible. That’s why the new P7-C chassis cab fills a gap in REE’s...

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Editorial
Energy

A Diversified Path for Sustainable Fleets

More than 12,000 people attended the 2023 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, Calif., in May. Attendees heard a multitude of viewpoints offered by experts from...

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Articles
Manned Systems

Hydrogen Storage in a Box!

Until recently, there was only one practical solution for storing gaseous hydrogen for onboard vehicle use: the cylindrical storage tank. Spiral-wound, carbon fiber cylinders are the proven form factor for...

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Technical Innovation
Unmanned Systems

ZF Premieres AxTrax 2 Electric Axle Platform at ACT Expo

ZF unveiled its all-new AxTrax 2 electric axle platform at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, California. The fully integrated and modular e-powertrain...

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