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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Bauma Industry Barometer: Tech-Focused in North America

The triennial behemoth of an off-highway trade fair, bauma, may be a few months away yet, but setup for what essentially becomes a city of towering machinery began in November, with...

Q&A
Transportation

Knorr-Bremse Puts the Brakes on Automated Driving

The German commercial-vehicle supplier used the IAA stage in Hanover to demonstrate its expertise in highly automated driving (HAD) functions—environment recognition, decision-making...

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Bosch Electrohydraulic Steering Advances Driver Assistance

Bosch’s Servotwin electrohydraulic steering system is an enabler for driver-assistance technology and a “building block” for future automation. It offers speed-based...

Technical Innovation
Transportation

WABCO Adds Autonomous Driving 'Building Blocks' to 2019 Portfolio

Active steering, high-deceleration emergency braking, and rear object detection with automatic braking underscore WABCO’s autonomous-tinged commercial vehicle products...

News
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Automating Machines for Off-Highway Environs Is Simple, Yet Difficult

It is the best of environments and the worst of environments for designers of autonomous off-highway vehicles. Freight haulers and some agricultural equipment are in...

Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Emissions Reductions Continue to Disrupt CV Industry

As the automotive and commercial vehicle (CV) industries expand from being dominated by a single powertrain to a multitude of power and fuel options, disruption is propelling change to...

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

The Case for 48V in Commercial Vehicles

Higher voltage architectures allow for more efficient power generation and distribution, according to Jim Bevan, Mechatronics Power Systems Manager for Daimler Trucks North America. “Making this...

News
Data Acquisition

Big Data and Next-Gen Prognostics for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Diagnostics have been around for a long time and are well understood and standardized. Huge amounts of diagnostic data have piled up over the years; fortunately, the data is...

News
Power

Intelligence Drives Efficiency, Safety and Uptime of Commercial Vehicles

Several leaders of global commercial-vehicle manufacturers converged in mid-July for a press workshop to discuss the most pressing technological, logistical and...

Original Equipment
Communications

Volvo Trucks, FedEx Demonstrate 3-Truck Platoon on North Carolina Highway

Volvo Trucks North America and FedEx are working together to study the benefits of platooning, recently driving three tractors pulling double 28-foot trailers down...

News
Unmanned Systems

Mentor Design Tool Simplifies J1939 Development

The explosion of electronic functions on commercial vehicles is driving an expansion of vehicle networks, making network design and configuration an important factor in electronic...

Technical Innovation
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Denso Bringing Driver Monitoring to Commercial-Vehicle Market

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 4,440 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal accidents in 2016—a 29% increase since 2009. Driver...

Technical Innovation
Regulations/Standards

ADAS Features Expand Role, V2V Looms

Truck owners and commercial-vehicle suppliers are ramping up their safety efforts, making more advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) standard while looking at the potential benefits of...

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Daimler Shows It's Serious About Electric and Automated Truck Development

The recent flurry of electric truck reveals continues, this time in the Pacific Northwest at Daimler Trucks North America's (DTNA) headquarters in Portland,...

Executive Viewpoints
Imaging

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...

Executive Viewpoints
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...

Editorial
Unmanned Systems

‘Heavy’ Topics on Tap for WCX18

Another April, another SAE World Congress Experience—the organization’s flagship event (wcx18.org). A time when global mobility experts descend on Cobo Hall in Detroit to share insights and...

Technical Innovation
Software

Generative Design Software Exploits AI to Change How New Vehicles, Equipment Are Designed

What if a computer program could create a design for you?

Articles
Power

Technology Time-Warp

While auto engineers like to quip that vehicle electrification “is a century old and still in search of a battery,” it’s no joke that many of today’s “advanced” technologies are rooted in concepts first...

Technical Innovation
Connectivity

Paccar Reveals New and Future Tech at CES 2018

Although 2018 marked its first-ever presence at the enormously influential Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Paccar made sure it fit right in with the show’s technology- and...

News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Toyota Unveils Autonomous E-Commerce Concept Vehicle, Development Alliance

Toyota used the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to reveal an all-new, battery-electric commercial vehicle targeted for emerging e-commerce and mobility...

What's Online
Unmanned 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...

SAE Standards News
Manned Systems

Focus for 2017: Cyber, Connected-Car, EV Charging, Vehicle Autonomy

Our new section, SAE Standards News, aims to update readers on the extensive activity in the SAE Global Ground Vehicle Standards development arena, by more than 800...

What's Online
Unmanned Systems

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...

News
Software

CAN-Enabled Electrohydraulic Mobile Valve

Eaton’s CMA Advanced Mobile Valve with Independent Metering offers manufacturers numerous possibilities to differentiate machine capabilities. The CAN-enabled electrohydraulic mobile valve...