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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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Technology Report
Connectivity

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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Editorial
Energy

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
Power

Daimler and Linde Announce Liquid-Hydrogen Refueling Technology

Daimler Truck and Linde Engineering recently announced sLH2, a jointly developed refueling technology for subcooled liquid hydrogen. The companies claim that subcooled...

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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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Green Design & Manufacturing

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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Technology Report
Manned Systems

CES: VinFast Previews Wild Concept Truck

VinFast used its third appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to introduce three new electric vehicles, including a midsize pick-up truck concept and a small CUV bound for the...

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Test & Measurement

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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Technology Report
Manned Systems

GM, Autocar to Build Fuel-Cell Commercial Vehicles

General Motors announced this week that it entered a joint development agreement with Alabama-based Autocar Industries to build a range of all-electric commercial trucks powered by...

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Technical Innovation
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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Power

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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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

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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Novel Technologies Debut on 2024 Toyota Tacoma

For nearly 20 years, the Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup truck has been a sales segment-leader and a reputation-maker. “Innovation is core to our success and to our promotion of new...

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Editorial
Software

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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Articles
Manned Systems

GM Hydrotec Boss Readies Fuel Cells for Commercial Deployment

Call it a “technology-meets-the-moment” place in the transportation sector’s innovation timeline. After decades of concentrated development work, GM’s fuel-cell...

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Technical Innovation
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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Technical Innovation
Power

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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Technology Report
Transportation

Ford EV Engineers ‘Always On’ for Customer Feedback

Engineers like to know what customers think about a vehicle. Now, drivers of the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E can oblige via a new system that channels...

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Manned Systems

Volvo’s Ambitious Goal: 50% Zero-Emission Trucks by 2030

Volvo Trucks’ target is to be completely fossil-free by 2040. “If we stop selling products that rely on CO2 by 2040, it means that our running population [of...

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Test & Measurement

IAA Mobility 2023: Munich Engages Mobility in All Forms

New definitions of “mobility” have been floating around in the automotive industry for years. Still, the IAA Mobility 2023 exposition in Munich, Germany, made absolutely clear...

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Transportation

LFP Battery-Cell Production for Electric CVs Planned in U.S.

China remains the clear leader in manufacturing of lithium-ion battery cells for commercial vehicles and passenger cars, but North America will claim some of that share in the...

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Power

2024 Ford F-150 Sports Flashy Tailgate, Better Raptor Ride

To say Ford believes it has lightning in a bottle with the Pro Access tailgate debuting on the refreshed 2024 Ford F-150 would be an understatement. “We’re going to end the...

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Power

GM Readies Fuel Cells for Commercial Deployment

After decades of concentrated development work, GM’s fuel-cell R&D unit Hydrotec is poised to deploy “the first applications that will be going commercial” of its hydrogen fuel-cell technology.

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Technology Report
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Tenneco Opens Engineering, Simulation Center in Poland

Suspension- and powertrain-components specialist Tenneco recently opened a new 9,600 sq.m (103,334-sq.ft.) European engineering center at Gliwice in Poland to serve its European...

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Energy

Magna Shows off Electric Offroad Powertrain, In-Cabin Tech

If a mid-20th century engineer could time travel and see Magna’s electric off-road powertrains, they might ask “why is the rear differential so gigantic?” But that’s no...

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Energy

Reducing the Battery Materials Supply Risk

Battery electric vehicle (BEV) adoption is taking off for a variety of reasons. Battery cost per kWh of energy stored has dropped 10-fold since 2010. Driving range has increased, making range...

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Power

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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Power

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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Executive Viewpoints
Manned 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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