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Technical Innovation
Energy

Allison’s Now Open for Hydrogen Testing

With the atomic number 1, hydrogen is the lightest element in the Periodic Table. However, its rapidly becoming a heavyweight for the future of mobility. Development of hydrogen fuel cell...

Technical Innovation
Power

EV Startup Prepares to Enter Commercial Market with Novel EAxle

Startup commercial electric vehicle manufacturer Harbinger is on a torrid work pace. Design, CAE simulation, supplier sourcing, test vehicle builds and other engineering...

Original Equipment
Energy

Truckin’ on Hydrogen

The hydrogen-fueled electrified Class 8 road tractor doesn’t move or sound like a diesel-fueled behemoth. “This advanced prototype is production-intent for shape, power, virtually everything, and its...

Technical Innovation
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Rexroth Takes Aim at Electrification for Off-Highway Vehicles

Bosch Rexroth recently invited SAE Media to attend EMPAC, their Electrified Mobile Product & Application Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. The show featured many of...

Technical Innovation
Energy

Hyliion, Cummins Collaborate on Electric and NG Range-Extender

A recent market report found that nearly 85% of the almost 250 U.S.-based transportation fleets surveyed plan to grow their use of clean-vehicle technologies over the next...

News
Software

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...

Original Equipment
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

ACT Expo 2022 Roundup: Bollinger, Hyundai and Volvo Clean-Vehicle Updates

If there was any doubt that zero-emission work trucks are coming – and, really, there isn’t – the 2022 ACT Expo made it abundantly clear they’re on their...

News
Design

Making the Torque-Transfer Transition

A reckoning has arrived at suppliers whose product portfolios, engineering resources, and R&D activities are not aligned with the EV horizon. The challenge of pivoting their focus to...

Technical Innovation
Power

Allison Purpose-Builds More Powerful TerraTran Transmission

After more than two years of field testing and development, Allison has launched its new TerraTran off-highway transmission designed to meet the harsh operating conditions...

Executive Viewpoints
Power

Electric Mobile Machines Won’t Abandon Hydraulics

Equipment manufacturers in every major global market are launching full-electric and diesel-electric vehicles to respond to increasing market demands, reduce carbon footprints and stay...

Executive Viewpoints
Electronics & Computers

Solving the Challenges of Megawatt Chargers

The most significant barrier to the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) is the battery charging infrastructure. The availability of charging stations and the time required to recharge vehicles...

Technical Innovation
Green Design & Manufacturing

New Biodiesel Strains Offer Measurable Gains

Extensive research and development of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel for diesel engines has been carried out by various OEMs and Tier 1s...

Articles
Propulsion

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...

Technical Innovation
Automotive

Paccar Announces TX-18 Automated Transmission

Kenworth and Peterbilt have announced the availability of the new Paccar TX-18 and TX-18 Pro automated transmissions for Class 8 trucks and select off-highway applications. The TX-18...

News
Power

Powertrain, Propulsion Lead Tech-Paper Topics at SAE’s WCX 2022

For 2022, advanced powertrain/propulsion-related topics continued to dominate the categories of published SAE technical papers, more than doubling the number of papers in...

Original Equipment
Energy

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...

News
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....

Articles
Transportation

Hydrogen Generates BUZZ in Power Generation

The commercial-vehicle and off-highway sectors have high hopes for hydrogen-fueled propulsion systems. However, before hydrogen fuel cells and combustion engines power vehicles in large...

News
Green Design & Manufacturing

Detroit DD15 Gen 5 Showcases Durability of New Diesel Tech

When Detroit launched the latest iteration of the DD15 inline-six diesel engine for on-highway applications, the company promised a completely updated unit that was engineered...

Editorial
Automotive

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...

News
Power

Bosch Debuts New CV-Specific Electric Motor and Inverter

The 230 e-motor can be paired with Bosch’s advanced SiC inverter to cut down on energy losses and increase driving range.

Original Equipment
Manned Systems

Western Star Adds ‘Weight Sensitive’ 47X to Vocational Lineup

Western Star has extended its purpose-built X-Series vocational truck lineup with the all-new 47X, targeting weight-sensitive applications like mixers and bulk haul. The...

Q&A
Power

Thermal Challenges of Electric Commercial Vehicles

Vehicle electrification poses new challenges for thermal management, driving development of new systems and components specific to battery and fuel-cell electric vehicles (EVs). Key...

News
Manned Systems

Mahle, Liebherr Develop Active Pre-Chamber for Hydrogen ICE

The collaboration attempts to resolve issues with heavy-duty, hydrogen-fueled engines, namely avoiding pre-ignition and knock without reduced compression ratios.

News
Electronics & Computers

Hercules Readies Alpha Electric Pickup Prototypes

A modular propulsion system enables multiple driveline configurations – and non-automotive EV applications.

News
Power

Innovating the Methanol Fuel Cell

Using methanol as the source fuel provides an alternative to a gaseous-hydrogen distribution and storage infrastructure, among other potential benefits.

Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Extending a Wankel Future on Hydrogen Fuel

Could the Wankel rotary engine have a major future as a hydrogen-fueled, zero-emissions range-extender engine? Alternative fuel cells are still under development and there are technical hurdles...

Technical Innovation
Power

Terzo Strives to Electrify Fluid Power

The intricacies of a traditional hydraulic system are typically where technical issues arise, according to Mike Terzo, CEO of Terzo Power Systems. Simplifying the inherent complexity of fluid power...

News
Power

Softing Supports a Standardized Diagnostic Protocol

On-board diagnostics (OBD) is required to monitor emissions-related components such as heavy-duty diesel engines and their emissions control systems. Though the use of electric drives...