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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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Transportation

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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Propulsion

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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Transportation

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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Manned 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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Software

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

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Power

BrightDrop Innovates Last-Mile Delivery

On a city street, two delivery vans are unloading cargo. One driver carries a package out of his van and delivers it inside an apartment building. Then he returns for another and carries it in....

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Automotive

Arctic Autonomy

In what is billed as “the most extensive pilot [program] in challenging weather conditions, ever,” a trio of Nordic companies is prepping an autonomous public-transport service in Bodø, a Norwegian city north of the...

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Connectivity

Data Drives Driverless Truck Launch

Transforming raw data into high-quality structured data is a critical path to properly fueling machine-learning (ML) models and deploying artificial-intelligence (AI) applications across autonomous...

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Manned Systems

Platform-Agnostic Interface Aims to Accelerate Truck Autonomy

“Trucking will be the first place that self-driving vehicles make it to public roads.” That premise prompted the founding of autonomous technology developer Embark five...

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Energy

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...

Technical Innovation
Connectivity

WCX 2021: Top Engineers Talk Industry Transformation

Despite more than a year of COVID-19, lockdown, component shortages and uncertainties, the outlook for mobility engineering hasn’t shifted too dramatically during the global...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Electrify America Accelerates DC Fast-Charger Installation

Three years after Electrify America (EA) opened its first DC fast charging site in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the company currently sits at nearly 600 sites and 2,600 fast...

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Connectivity

Truck Platooning an Evolving Pathway to Full Autonomy

“We are tantalizingly close,” a recent blog post by Pittsburgh-based Locomation asserted regarding true driverless vehicles navigating public roadways. “But the challenges that...

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Test & Measurement

Perkins Expands Power Range with New Large Engines

The timing of Perkins Engines’ North American launch of its most powerful line of electronic engines, which delivers up to 1500-kWe emergency standby power for a range of critical...

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Propulsion

New Holland Extends Ag Lineup with CH7.70 Combine, T6 ‘Multitasker’ Tractor

To reinforce its position as a “full-liner,” New Holland Agriculture’s focus for 2021 is to continue developing and launching new ranges, models and...

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Connectivity

Oshkosh Defense Selected to Assemble Next-Gen Mail Trucks

Oshkosh Defense won the long-awaited contract to manufacture the U.S. Postal Service’s next generation of postal delivery vehicles, which are expected to begin appearing on...

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Manned Systems

Atlis EV Pickup, Platform Targets Medium-Duty Market

Electric-vehicle (EV) startups no longer are a phenomena – and the subset of startups focused just on EV pickup trucks seems to add a new player nearly every quarter. The business...

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Regulations/Standards

Purpose, Perceptions for Driver-Assist Tech Solidify

A panel of automated-driving experts at this week’s virtual presentation of SAE International’s annual Government/Industry Meeting had strong opinions on the current state of...

Editorial
Unmanned Systems

State of the Industry: Ubiquitous Broadband Is Key

Bipartisanship and infrastructure: More of the former will (hopefully) help secure more of the latter. That sums up a recurrent theme during the Association of Equipment...

Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Traxen ‘Trains’ AI-Based Adaptive Cruise Control for Trucks

Artificial intelligence (AI), high-definition maps, and advanced algorithms and sensors combine to enable Traxen’s intelligent adaptive cruise control (ACC) system for...

Original Equipment
Unmanned Systems

CES 2021: Deere Highlights Digital Technology Via Virtual Reality

Digital technology is rapidly transforming off-highway equipment, giving users more functionality and higher precision than is possible with human operators. John Deere...

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Manned Systems

Neste Targets Hard-To-Electrify Vehicles for Renewable Diesel

Commercial vehicles run under a wide range of operating conditions and duty cycles – not all are well-suited for battery-electric propulsion, particularly in the near term....

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Connectivity

Vehicle Safety Communications Landscape Clarified with Controversial FCC Ruling

After years of transportation-industry tussle over competing technologies to enable communications between vehicles and a “connected” environment, the...

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Unmanned Systems

'Level 2+': Making Automated Driving Profitable, Mainstream

Soon after SAE International released its J3016 “Levels of Automated Driving” standard in January 2014, engineers and product planners working in automated-vehicle...

Technology Report
Power

CES 2021: GM Creates BrightDrop, a New Electrified Delivery and Logistics Company

During her CES 2021 keynote on January 12, GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announced the creation of a new logistics company called BrightDrop. The new...

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Energy

Time to Unlock the Potential of Digital Design Tools

Despite joint ventures and partnerships, sharing always has been a difficult action across the auto industry, given the organizational silos and inter-partner rivalries often standing...

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Unmanned Systems

Smart Tech Revolutionizing the Traffic Light

Every motorist has experienced the frustration of waiting at a red light when there is no traffic in sight. These days, countless household devices use sensors, cameras and connectivity to...

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Power

New Initiatives Prep Porsche, GM for Digital-Manufacturing Transformation

The sometimes seemingly mercurial benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) movement are moving into focus for automotive manufacturing, as automakers large and...