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AR/AI

Deere’s Ingredients for Innovation

At John Deere’s inaugural Tech Summit this past spring in Austin, Texas – the location of one of the company’s micro-technology hubs and a recently purchased farm on which to conduct R&D...

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Power

Software’s Hard Challenges

Automated driving, electrification, cloud computing and the push toward software-defined vehicles are forcing automotive and commercial-vehicle developers to revamp design strategies. Tools suppliers are...

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Software

Making Sense of Next-Gen ADAS Sensing

“I don’t expect [SAE] Level 3-capable vehicles to ship in significant numbers until 2030,” asserted Rudy Burger, of Woodside Capital Partners, during May’s AutoSens 2023 conference in...

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Executive Viewpoints
Design

Driver-In-The-Loop for Off-Highway Development

Driver-in-the-loop (DIL) simulators have become an essential tool for passenger-car OEMs and suppliers, for cutting development time and cost and delivering a better product. In the past 20...

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Original Equipment
Manned Systems

Hyundai’s Fuel-Cell Dreams Remain Xcient

Hyundai’s fuel-cell truck fleet is growing. The company is about to bring a fleet of hydrogen-powered 6x4 Xcient Fuel Cell Class 8 tractors to the U.S. It displayed one of the large cabs at...

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Technical Innovation
Communications

ZF Premieres AxTrax 2 Electric Axle Platform at ACT Expo

ZF unveiled its all-new AxTrax 2 electric axle platform at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, California. The fully integrated and modular e-powertrain...

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Technology Report
Unmanned Systems

Honda to Reveal Autonomous Work Vehicle at CONEXPO

Honda will be revealing the prototype of its third-generation electric Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. Accord to the company’s press release, Honda aims to...

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Electronics & Computers

Powertrain, Electronics Lead Tech-Paper Topics at SAE’s WCX 2023

With engineers converging in mid-April for the 2023 WCX conference in Detroit, technical-paper presentations continue as the backbone of SAE’s annual congress.

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Articles
Design

John Deere 3D-Prints Production Fuel Valves for Tractors

HP launched its new commercial Metal Jet S100 Solution in September 2022 and two months later showcased the 3D printer for the first time publicly at the Formnext exhibition in...

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News
AR/AI

CrossControl Advances Virtual Fencing and Object Detection

Industrial vehicles such as forklifts, cranes and tractors have come a long way in terms of applying technology, enhancing performance with improved operation and safety. With...

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Articles
Software

Increasing Connectivity in Construction

Wouldn’t it be great if the entire jobsite – the general contractor, subcontractors, designers, owners, equipment vendors and material suppliers – were all working in sync with the data that...

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Articles
Test & Measurement

Advances in Virtual Powertrain Development

Powertrain engineers have various tools at their disposal to develop new technologies — empirical modeling, component simulation, multi-system environments and physical testing chief among...

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Q&A
Connectivity

Perkins Tackles Decarbonization of Off-Highway Machines

Decarbonization is currently one of the biggest buzzwords in the off-highway sector. OEMs around the globe are now offering and researching solutions for their customers so that...

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Technical Innovation
Automotive

Liebherr Reveals ‘Hybrid’ CFRP Cylinders and Parallel-Pump Concept

Reducing weight from components and systems is a major trend in passenger vehicles to boost fuel efficiency and driving range.

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News
Design

Volvo CE Previews ConExpo 2023 Display

Volvo CE previewed its display for ConExpo 2023 in Las Vegas with a teaser of the new DD25 electric compact double-drum asphalt compactor.

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Power

Yanmar, ELEO Announce Electrification Strategy for Off-Highway Sector

Yanmar announced its strategy for electrification of future off-road powertrain offerings at the Bauma 2022 conference in late October. During a presentation, Yanmar...

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Articles
Power

Tension and the Electric Takeover

Something happened in September 2022 that can be seen as emblematic of the auto industry’s accelerating transition to electrification: Tesla’s Model Y was Europe’s best-selling vehicle. An EV as...

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Articles
Energy

FPT’s New EPowertrain Plant Commences EAxle Production for Nikola Tre BEV

Sustainability is an increasingly significant target for many commercial-vehicle manufacturers’ industrial activities and new products, and FPT Industrial is...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Steering Toward Full Vehicle Autonomy

The vision of fully autonomous vehicles (SAE Levels 4 and 5) is fast approaching. Making this vision a reality requires automotive OEMs to move beyond the current levels of vehicle autonomy to...

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Energy

Volvo Leads the Shift to ‘Driver Understanding’

Volvo started teasing out some of the details of its all-electric replacement for the XC90 SUV, dubbed the EX90.

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Unmanned Systems

Going the Last Mile

Pizza is a subject that puts a smile on most faces but for Matteo Del Sorbo, the delight extends far beyond the actual pie.

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Manned Systems

Hopeful but Closer Scrutiny for SAE Level 4 Automation

As the auto industry and its suppliers, along with technology developers and startups, recalibrate for what appears to be a new and more pragmatic phase of automated-driving...

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Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Keeping Your Silicon Cool

Onboard electronics continue to evolve rapidly. Components are smaller. Systems are more complex. The sophisticated electronics components that make up modern vehicles require precision heat dissipation for...

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News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Unzipping the Future of Sustainable Electronics

Electronic-systems designers are facing a serious reckoning: How to significantly reduce the environmental impact of more and more electronic content in new vehicles?

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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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Technology Report
Semiconductors & ICs

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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Power

Battery Show 2022: Wireless EV Charging, Scaling Gigafactories

At September’s North American stop of The Battery Show 2022 in Novi, Michigan, thousands of attendees crammed into the Suburban Collection Showplace exhibition center to...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Electrification’s Impact on Commercial-Vehicle Chassis Design

Electrification in the commercial and off-highway truck sectors is ramping up at an increasingly rapid pace. This fundamental change in propulsion will be one of the most...

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Connectivity

Eaton Debuts All-In-One Power Distribution for EVs

Destruction avoidance is one of the chief duties of Eaton’s battery disconnect unit (BDU) for light-duty passenger EVs. “A short circuit event in a typical battery electric vehicle...

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