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Power

SAE WCX 2022: Paving the Way for the Hydrogen Highway

With the majority of public debate centering around the internal combustion engine (ICE)-to-EV transition, the engineering community continues to explore alternative forms of...

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Energy

Electric Mobile Machines Won’t Abandon Hydraulics

Equipment manufacturers in every major global market are launching full-electric and diesel-electric vehicles to respond to increasing market demands, reduce carbon footprints and stay...

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Manned Systems

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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Electronics & Computers

Solving the Challenges of Megawatt Chargers

The most significant barrier to the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) is the battery charging infrastructure. The availability of charging stations and the time required to recharge vehicles...

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Regulations/Standards

Diesel in Distress

The semiconductor shortage making headlines largely because of its impact on global automakers’ production and profits is also adversely affecting off-highway equipment and diesel engine manufacturers. If the supply...

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Connectivity

Batteries Go Underground

Diesel-powered mining vehicles add risk and complexity underground. Operators need extensive ventilation infrastructure to manage the exhaust gases, and this becomes exponentially larger as mines go deeper. That...

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Energy

Batteries Not the Only Route to EV Efficiency

Much of the talk around the switchover to electric power in commercial electric vehicles (EV) focuses on batteries, whether it be their range, weight, energy and power density, or expected...

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Power

Increasing Connectivity, Leveraging Intelligence

Like so many other companies, Parker Hannifin’s plans to share its latest solutions at ConExpo/Con-Agg and IFPE in March were dashed due to the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 did not...

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Energy

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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Electronics & Computers

Bosch Stresses Need for E/E Architecture Upgrade

Bosch is hardly an unfamiliar name to the heavy truck and off-highway industries—the supplier has been a major player in the diesel and hydraulics spaces for quite some time. But two...

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Manned Systems

Schneider Continues Zero-Emission Goal at Nikola

The demand for zero-emission transportation continues to rise around the world as countries like Germany and China begin to examine the prospect of banning internal-combustion-engine...

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Electronics & Computers

Volvo CE Pursues AI for Operator-Assist Functions on Path to Full Automation

While true machine learning employed in fully automated vehicles and equipment—where algorithms trained by data become brain-like, gaining skills such as...

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Software

Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality Transform Heavy-Vehicle Engineering

Augmented, mixed and virtual reality (AR, MR and VR) are everywhere. Over the past 12-18 months the number of new devices and apps being released has risen...

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Electronics & Computers

Driving Business Value On-Highway and off with IoT

Whether on-highway, off-highway, above ground, or underground, vehicles operating in all these often harsh and remote environments share similar characteristics: they require ongoing...

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Electronics & Computers

Commercial Vehicles to Become the Ultimate ‘Sensor’

“This industry is well ahead of passenger vehicle in what it does in the connected space and in telematics. Working in both industries, it’s very interesting to see what...

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Propulsion

Demand Grows for Electrified Off-Highway Machines

Hydraulic hybrids are very much a part of the alternative drivetrain equation, notes Chris Mays, Commercial Vehicle – Senior Technical Specialist, Corporate Advanced Engineering at...

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Propulsion

The Future of Off-Highway Drivelines

When you think of Cummins and its 100-year history, you think of its expertise in diesel engine technology. This tradition continues with its latest Stage V engines, which will continue to develop and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Continental Brings Head-Up Displays to Commercial Vehicles

Leveraging the technology and expertise from the company’s automotive business, Continental engineers have developed a head-up display (HUD) specifically for commercial...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Mechatronics Technology Offers Improvements in Performance and Efficiency

As a company founded on innovation, Dana Inc. has been a technology leader since Clarence Spicer invented the encased universal joint in 1904 and changed the...

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Propulsion

Meeting the Ignition Challenges of Next-Gen Off-Highway Gaseous-Fueled Engines

Environmental pressures and total cost of ownership are beginning to change the types of engines used for off-highway applications, and this trend is likely...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Leveraging Connectivity to Drive Business

Connectivity in regard to hydraulic systems involves the utilization of “smart” components, which work together and communicate with one another on a common system. These components can...

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Propulsion

Making Sure Next-Gen Diesels Are Right for the Next Generation of OEM Equipment

Today, OEMs are placing a greater emphasis on building long-term customer relationships that extend well beyond the original sale of the machine. Intense...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

An Alternative Approach: FPT Industrial Invests in Industrial Engines Running on Natural Gas

The demand for greater environmental sustainability in urban areas coupled with the upcoming reforms that are expected to drastically reduce...

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Propulsion

Future Engine Emissions Reduction Strategies

Demands on off-highway vehicles and trucks today are exceedingly complex. Equipment must be more environmentally friendly, work in a more aggressive environment, run longer hours and rely upon...

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Power

The Need for Reliable Engine-Off Cabin Cooling in Off-Highway Machinery

Increasingly stringent anti-idling laws continue to exert pressure on the off-highway industry to minimize the release of CO2 emissions and diesel particulate matter...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Electrification and Digitization Offer Opportunities in Off-Highway

The Off-Highway Systems Business Unit of ZF has significantly increased its range of products in recent years with a focus on new technologies and applications. In...

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Electronics & Computers

Autonomous Operations for Heavy-Duty Trucks Are Coming down the Road

Although some commercial vehicle fleets and owners remain skeptical about autonomous driving and the implications for their big rigs traveling down the highway, the...

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Manned Systems

How OEMs Can Keep up with New Product Innovations

To compete in the off-highway equipment market OEMs must continually invest in new equipment designs to meet ever-increasing emission regulations, equipment accuracy and aesthetic model...

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Aerospace

Off-Highway Borrows from Aerospace for Thermal Insulation

It’s 2016, and EPA Tier 4 Final is firmly in the rearview mirror. So we can all relax, breathe a big sigh of relief and never worry about increasing emissions standards ever...