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AB Dynamics Supports Germany’s PEGASUS Project Test of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Control

Test systems supplier AB Dynamics has announced it will support PEGASUS, Germany’s new testing procedure for automated vehicles (AV). PEGASUS...

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Power

Fuel-Cell Nanoparticle Clusters May Cut Platinum Catalyst Costs

Fuel-cell technology is a big subject with some very small but vital aspects, one of which is the size of atomic platinum clusters. Reduce these and the amount of platinum...

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Connectivity

Eaton Creates EMobility Business to Meet Electrified Technology Demand

Eaton has combined products, expertise and global manufacturing capabilities from its Electrical and Vehicle businesses to form a new eMobility business tasked to...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Caterpillar, Newmont Partner on Underground Vehicle Automation Technology

Caterpillar and Newmont Mining have partnered to validate and improve underground hard rock mining vehicle automation technology. Nevada Cat dealer Cashman...

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Manned Systems

BAE Systems, Iveco Awarded Contract by U.S. Marines to Deliver 30 ACVs

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles a $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 amphibious combat vehicles (ACV), which are...

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Unmanned Systems

Uber, Toyota Suspend AV Testing After Arizona Fatality

In the immediate aftermath of what is believed to be the first fatal collision between an autonomous vehicle (AV) and a pedestrian, Uber suspended public-road testing of its...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Defense Agencies Focus on Electronic System Compatibility

The three largest U.S. defense agencies are beginning to work more closely together to create and use open standards, aiming to simplify procurement while helping to build a...

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Energy

Shell, Airflow Truck Debut Hyper-Fuel-Efficient Class 8 Concept Truck

Shell and AirFlow Truck Company partnered to design a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 concept truck capable of reducing the energy usage associated with the...

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Transportation

Daimler Trucks Launches First All-Electric Truck in Series Production

Daimler Trucks’ Mitsubishi FUSO Truck and Bus Corp. (MFTBC) launched the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck, the FUSO eCanter, in New York...

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Ford, Virginia Tech Partner to Develop Common Visual Communications Interface for Autonomous Vehicles

Looking to prepare for the eventual reality of an autonomous-vehicle future, Ford partnered with Virginia Tech Transportation Institute...

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Propulsion

Cummins Transitions from Diesel Engine to 'Power Technology' Company

When Tom Linebarger became chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. in 2012, the company was still very focused on its core diesel engine technologies. However, the commercial...

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Propulsion

Wärtsilä Virtualizes Marine Engine Design and Testing

The costs of building and running prototype engines are high, but they’re extremely daunting when each cylinder of a marine engine provides more than 1000 kW (1340 hp). That’s...

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Transportation

Army, SAE’s DATC Team to Fast-Track New Combat-Vehicle Development

Officials for the U.S. Army this week took the first step to structure a faster and more-responsive development process they hope that by 2022 will create prototypes...

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Propulsion

Next-Gen Automated Transmissions Coming from New Eaton, Cummins JV

Eaton and Cummins announced on April 10 a new joint venture, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, to design, develop, manufacture and service...

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Toyota Bringing Fuel Cell Technology to Heavy-Duty Market

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has announced “Project Portal,” a feasibility study examining the potential of its fuel cell technology in a heavy-duty drayage application...

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Propulsion

Volvo Trucks Tests Hybrid Powertrain for Long-Haul Transport in Concept Truck

With improvements in aerodynamics, rolling resistance and reduced weight, Volvo Trucks has developed and enhanced the Volvo Concept Truck. First unveiled in...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Alt Fuels Make Inroads Despite Obstacles

Commercial vehicles are beginning to adopt alternative energy sources, but the transition remains slow. Batteries and an array of renewable fuels are seeing more usage, but costs and...

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Propulsion

JCB’s New 3L DieselMax: Tier 4 Without SCR

Off-highway powertrain and driveline specialist JCB said at Conexpo 2017 the company is starting production of its new entry-level engine, the 3.0-L DieselMax, with its first applications in...

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Propulsion

Rolls-Royce to Supply MTU Engines for Claas Agricultural Vehicles

Rolls-Royce and Claas recently signed a project agreement for the supply of MTU engines for use in agricultural vehicles. The MTU brand engines, which are a part of...

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Transportation

Volvo CE Adds A45G Articulated Hauler to Product Lineup, Increases Tonnage Across G-Series

With the addition of the new A45G articulated hauler to its product lineup, Volvo Construction Equipment offers increased payload capacities,...

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Manned Systems

F-150 and Mustang Hybrids Part of Ford's Global Electrified Vehicles Plan

Ford Motor Co. plans to introduce hybrid versions of its iconic F-150 and Mustang in the U.S. by 2020, the company announced at a press conference at its Flat...

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Propulsion

John Deere Emphasizes Drivetrain Electrification for Mining, Construction

John Deere has invested in the integration of its engines, drivetrain components and power electronics into complete electric powertrain solutions for mobile...

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Propulsion

Deutz and Liebherr Form Diesel-Engine Strategic Alliance

Engine manufacturer Deutz AG and Liebherr Machines Bulle S.A., developer and producer of diesel and gas engines, recently agreed on the key aspects of a strategic alliance for...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

UPS Launches Hydraulic-Hybrid Propulsion into Chicago Service

United Parcel Service (UPS) has begun converting 50 of its gasoline-engine delivery trucks in the Chicago-metro area to hydraulic-hybrid propulsion. The first converted...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

First-Of-Its Kind High-Volume Production Cell Set to Start Producing Competitive CNG Tanks for Auto Industry

Composite machine manufacturer Mikrosam delivered a fully automated filament winding line for CNG tanks to automotive supplier...

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Electronics & Computers

Bosch Inaugurates New Technical Center in Pittsburgh

Increasing its presence in a region some are beginning to refer to a “Silicon Valley – East,” Germany-based auto supplier Bosch this week opened an expanded technical center in...

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Design

Scania Debuts Heavy-Truck Safety First: Rollover Side-Curtain Airbags

Scania’s new truck generation can be equipped with rollover side-curtain airbags integrated into the headliner molding above the doors. The manufacturer claims the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

U.S. DoT Chooses SAE J3016 for Vehicle-Autonomy Policy Guidance

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation's policy guidance released Sept. 20 on the testing and deployment of automated vehicles validates SAE International's J3016 standard as the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Jaguar Land Rover Constructs Slovakian Manufacturing Plant to Support 'A Truly Global Business'

Construction has started on a new Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing facility in Nitra, Slovakia. According to the company, the 300,000 m²...

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