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SAE WCX 2022: All Transportation Modes Targeting Alternative Fuels

Although the auto industry is rushing to electrify, batteries, in their current state of development, aren’t the answer for many modes of transportation, or even many...

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Electronics & Computers

Webasto Delivers Battery System for Zeus EV Chassis

Electric work trucks are beginning to roll off the line at Zeus Electric Chassis’ production facility in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Zeus is providing the Sacramento Municipal...

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Connectivity

Alternative Fuels, Propulsion Poised for Growth in U.S. Fleets

Fuel prices are soaring. Not breaking news, I know, yet the almost-daily alerts citing new record highs for gasoline and diesel prices are still unsettling. Consumers and...

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Software

Expanding the ‘Bubble’ of Cabin Acoustics

Noise cancellation has been a viable technology for many years, used on board turboprop aircraft to counter engine noise and familiar to consumers when applied to headphones to reduce...

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Power

ACT Expo 2022: Production ECascadia Ready for 230 Miles of ‘Typical Range’

With no surprise but plenty of fanfare, Freightliner Trucks officially revealed the first production model of the all-electric version of its Cascadia at the...

Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

WAVE Inductive Charging Purpose-Built for Large EVs

The largest all-electric transit bus fleet in the U.S. serves as a vivid example of commercial vehicles ditching diesel fill-ups. “WAVE’s wireless charging solution is...

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Regulations/Standards

Keeping Combustion in the Conversation

The signals are everywhere that the days are numbered for internal-combustion engines (ICE) for passenger vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Ralph Brandsteatter told a German magazine in early 2021 that VW...

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Automotive

Hitting the Gas on Hydrogen Tech for Commercial Trucks

While not as in vogue as BEVs and other electrified vehicles, hydrogen propulsion systems have been in development since the mid-20th century by a wide variety of manufacturers for...

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Regulations/Standards

SAE WCX 2022: The Road to Zero Emissions Has Many Lanes

Emissions are currently one of the hottest macro topics across the automotive industry. Governments around the world are ramping up regulations over the coming decades to reduce...

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Energy

Lightning EMotors Announces EChassis for Commercial EVs

Lightning eMotors has announced the availability of the Lightning eChassis platform for commercial EV applications. The platform, which was co-developed with Metalsa, will be...

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Energy

Purdue Prototypes New EV Fast-charge Cable

A new charging station cable designed by a Purdue University research team could enable an electric vehicle (EV) battery to be recharged in under five minutes, comparable to filling an average...

Original Equipment
Manned Systems

Quantron Launches 12-M Battery-Electric Bus; Fuel-Cell Variant to Follow

New European bus manufacturer Quantron has launched its first product, the Cizaris, a 12-meter (39.4-ft) long electrically powered bus. The German company was...

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Connectivity

BEV Truck Manufacturers Charge Ahead at 2022 NTEA Show

This week’s 2022 NTEA Work Truck Week show in Indianapolis, Indiana saw a flurry of BEV reveals and announcements. The market for Class 3 through 6 EVs is getting more crowded by...

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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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Power

Electric Pickup Trucks Bring New Surprise, Delight

Legacy pickup truck OEMs are betting big that they can sway buyers accustomed to monster towing capability and hundreds of miles of driving range that electrified trucks can match, if...

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Energy

Commercial Vehicles Begin Shift to R-1234yf Refrigerant

R-1234yf refrigerants for mobile air-conditioning systems have been widely used in passenger vehicles the past several years, but they are just now gaining traction in medium- and...

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Unmanned Systems

‘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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Manned Systems

GM Announces Hydrotec Fuel-Cell Power Generator and Rapid Charger for EVs

General Motors has announced the expansion of commercial applications for its Hydrotec hydrogen fuel cells with an integrated DC rapid charger. The company is...

Technology Report
Connectivity

2022 SAE President Sri Srinath: Engineer, Leader, Mentor

With experiences ranging from being a hands-on engineer to managing multi-billion-dollar businesses to serving as a director in human services, “Sri Srinath is well suited to lead...

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Regulations/Standards

SAE Government/Industry Meeting — Back in Action

After pivoting to a Digital Summit in 2021, the SAE Government/Industry Meeting was back in action for 2022, bringing engineers, policy makers, students, and the Washington Auto Show...

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Energy

Cummins and Isuzu Announce Battery-electric Truck Collaboration

Cummins Inc. and Isuzu Motors Limited recently announced an agreement to build a prototype medium-duty battery electric demonstration truck for the North American market....

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AR/AI

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Automotive

Volta Announces ‘Engineering Kickoff’ of Smaller Electric Trucks

Volta Trucks has confirmed additional variants of its Zero line of commercial electric vehicles. The new models will be 7.5- and 12-tonne versions of the company’s...

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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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Energy

Combustion Engines Carry on in Construction

A recent virtual panel discussion reminded me that we ought not forget the propulsion workhorse of our industries: the good ol’ diesel engine. It’s sometimes easy to forget in the...

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Energy

Mack Trucks Begins Production of LR Electric

Mack Trucks’ first fully electric Class 8 vehicle, the Mack LR Electric, has entered serial production at Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania. Mack...

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Unmanned Systems

Sensors Evolve to Satisfy CV Demands

Sensor technology is evolving to satisfy increasingly connected and automated commercial vehicles (CVs). As vehicle management and operation transition from humans to sensors and algorithms, the...

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Energy

Private Sector ‘Coalition of the Willing’ Charged with Energizing America’s New EV Roadmap

The Biden administration’s EV charging action plan announced in December 2021 detailed how it intended to fast-track billions in funding...