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Original Equipment
Power

Freightliner’s Medium-Duty Makeover

Circling the highway loop at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the enhancements Freightliner engineers made to the new Plus series medium-duty and vocational trucks are...

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Editorial
AR/AI

COMVEC 2022: Hiring Talent to Meet High-Tech Demands

There’s always been competition for engineering talent. But with embedded software becoming ever more critical for subsystems in commercial vehicles and off-highway equipment,...

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News
Software

New 300-Mm Wafer Fab Is Key to Bosch’s Chip Future

A new semiconductor plant is the single largest investment made by Robert Bosch AG in the 122-year-old company’s history. The facility, in Dresden, Germany, is welcome news to...

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Q&A
Manned Systems

COMVEC 2022: Electrification Is the Future for Defense Vehicles

The M1 Abrams main battle tank developed for the U.S. Army in the late 1970s remains the best tank in the world, according to Allison Transmission’s VP of Defense...

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News
Software

BMW 7-Series Drives Itself Through Own Assembly

The 1997 James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” obliquely presaged current-day automated-driving technology when the hero remotely piloted his modified BMW 7-Series sedan through a...

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News
Energy

Platooning Still Promising for Trucking

There is “no business case” for platooning, or the electronic coupling of two or more trucks in close formation. That was the assessment of Daimler Trucks in 2019 when it decided to pause its...

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AR/AI

Deere Advances In-Field Autonomy

John Deere got “really serious” about autonomy in 2019, according to Joe Liefer, senior product manager of autonomy at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. Three years later – after forming an...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Positioning to Centimeter Level Improves Ag Productivity

Precision navigation, which is essential to autonomous machines, is knowing a moving vehicle’s absolute and relative position in 3D space accurately, reliably and repeatably....

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News
AR/AI

Data Boom Drives Bosch to 10,000 Software Engineers in 2022

Ten thousand. That’s how many software engineers Bosch plans to hire worldwide in 2022. The Tier 1 giant needs software specialists as electrified, automated and connected...

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News
Software

Ultrasound Tech Offers Sophisticated Battery-Testing Intelligence

The production and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the global EV and stationary energy storage systems (ESS) markets is growing at an exponential rate. At the same...

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News
Test & Measurement

Volvo Gets 'Gamey' with Info, Driver-Assist Warnings for Future EVs

As vehicles gain more and more technology such as infotainment, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and electrification, there’s a corresponding need for ways...

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News
Test & Measurement

Wireless Road Charging for EVs to Debut in 2023

Roadway-embedded wireless charging for electric vehicles is coming to a stretch of urban highway in Detroit, marking a pilot-program first on a U.S. public road. “Our electric vehicle...

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News
Software

Veoneer Shows Its Latest Safety and AV Tech

Veoneer CEO Jacob Svanberg gazes at a large flat-screen display from a demonstrator van’s second-row seat. The screen shows hundreds of colored dots, including a dozen purple pixels...

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

Sensing Enters a New Era

More than 1.3 million people die on the world’s roadways each year and another 50 million are injured. While roadway safety has improved over time, all countries face formidable challenges in reducing the...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Using AI and Machine Learning for Vehicle Inspection

At its inception in 2016, UVeye’s deep-learning technology was developed for the security industry to detect weapons and contraband. Applications in the mobility industry followed,...

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News
Software

Pushing the Boundaries of Automated Driving

In late April 2022, SAE Media editor Bruce Bennett spoke with Paul Mitchell, CEO of Energy Systems Network, a 13-year-old nonprofit organization that organizes and manages various...

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Executive Viewpoints
Connectivity

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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News
Software

3DEO Launches New Metal 3D-Printing Platform

California-based 3DEO unveiled in February its new metal 3D printing platform and patented technology, Saffron. The proprietary platform has been in development for the past five years....

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AR/AI

Maintaining EV Chargers Yet Another Challenge

Industry experts have trumpeted ad nauseam the need to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for the past half-decade or more. Those calls continued at the recent Green Truck...

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News
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Precision Tech the ‘Backbone’ to CNH’s Digital Strategy

When CNH Industrial executives stressed at its recent Capital Markets Day that the company is fast-advancing its offerings in precision technology and accelerating autonomous...

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News
Energy

Volkswagen ID.Buzz All-electric Vans Combine Iconic Styling With Modern Technology

After a more than two-decade wait from when the concept was first unveiled at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen finally revealed the production...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Budget Airline Car Concept Is the Short-flight Alternative

Short-haul airline flights can be a great convenience for travelers, but they produce more CO2 emissions – about 250 g/km per person – than any other form of passenger...

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Articles
Energy

‘Mixed’ Approach to E-truck Manufacturing

Electrification for truck, bus and off-highway equipment manufacturers brings more technology hurdles than for carmakers. Some of them are attributable to the issues involved with larger...

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News
Automotive

ZF Debuts New Modular Inverter, ADAS Supply Deal at CES

ZF's long history of working with automakers now extends to Vietnam. ZF and VinFast Automotive, the automotive arm of the VinFast Global conglomerate, announced at CES 2022 that it...

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News
RF & Microwave Electronics

Uhnder and Spartan to Partner on Hi-rez Radar

Two new players on the hardware and software side of advanced high-resolution automotive radars have announced a partnership. Austin, Texas-based Uhnder, which lays claim to the first...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Valeo Debuts New Lidars, EV Tech at CES 2022

The breadth of Valeo’s news announcements during CES 2022 effectively showcased just how much the show has turned into an automotive tech event. From autonomous driving technologies to...

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News
Manned Systems

Hyundai Enters the Metaverse Via Its PnD Technology

When Facebook announced last October that it was changing its name to Meta, most wondered whether people would want to spend as much time in a virtual world as they do on the platforms...

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Electronics & Computers

New Lidar Tech Illuminates CES 2022

While marquee automakers and suppliers ditched CES 2022 due to a COVID surge, more than a dozen lidar suppliers unveiled their latest products and innovations during the show. Here’s a highlight of...

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Technical Innovation
Regulations/Standards

Peterbilt, Aurora Reveal SAE Level 4 Autonomous Truck

Peterbilt and Aurora have unveiled an autonomous-capable truck at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The autonomous drive system, dubbed Aurora Driver, is making its commercial truck debut in a...

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