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Green Design & Manufacturing

Many ICE Paths Lead to Reduced Emissions

Despite all the hype about electrification, internal combustion engines (ICEs) are likely to dominate the commercial vehicles market for several years. But these engines will have to advance using...

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Manned Systems

Toyota Launches Second-Gen Fuel-Cell Class 8

At a late-July auto-industry conference in Michigan, Toyota revealed the second generation of its Project Portal prototype Class 8 heavy-duty truck driven electrically from fuel-cell power....

Technical Innovation
Green Design & Manufacturing

Jacobs Employs Cylinder Deactivation in HD Engines to Lower CO2, NOx

Combustion engines have experienced a mounting PR problem in recent years, as more truck OEMs, major cities and countries announce their intentions to more aggressively...

Technical Innovation
Green Design & Manufacturing

Emissions Reductions Continue to Disrupt CV Industry

As the automotive and commercial vehicle (CV) industries expand from being dominated by a single powertrain to a multitude of power and fuel options, disruption is propelling change to...

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Connectivity

Starship Road Trip

Dubbed the Starship Initiative, the collaboration between Shell and AirFlow Truck Co. on the Starship Class 8 concept truck achieved 178.4 ton-mpg for freight ton efficiency (FTE) in a recent cross-country drive, a...

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Electronics & Computers

Big Data and Next-Gen Prognostics for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Diagnostics have been around for a long time and are well understood and standardized. Huge amounts of diagnostic data have piled up over the years; fortunately, the data is...

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Energy

Deutz Advances ‘E’ Strategy—prototypes on the Horizon

Deutz previously had indicated that alternative drives will play an increasingly important role in its core segments in the future. Taking the next step in that direction, the...

Editorial
Manned Systems

Intelligence Drives Efficiency, Safety and Uptime of Commercial Vehicles

Several leaders of global commercial-vehicle manufacturers converged in mid-July for a press workshop to discuss the most pressing technological, logistical and...

What's Online
Connectivity

Eaton Creates EMobility Business to Meet Electrified Technology Demand

Eaton has combined products, expertise and global manufacturing capabilities from its Electrical and Vehicle businesses to form a new eMobility business tasked to...

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Energy

Eaton Goes Internal with Its Next-Generation EGR Solution

Eaton’s Internal Exhaust Gas Recirculation (iEGR) solution production-debuts in the 2020MY as a next-generation technology providing near-instantaneous heating of the selective...

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Energy

Bosch Stresses Need for E/E Architecture Upgrade

Bosch is hardly an unfamiliar name to the heavy truck and off-highway industries—the supplier has been a major player in the diesel and hydraulics spaces for quite some time. But two...

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Propulsion

Mecalac Targets Building Sites in Cities for Fully-Electric E12 Excavator

With a focus on developing and manufacturing construction equipment for urban environments, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Mecalac plans to begin...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

SwRI: CHEDE Consortium Closing in on 55% HD Diesel-Engine Efficiency

A multi-client research-and-development consortium led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to develop heavy-duty diesel engines that demonstrate 55% engine-system...

Technical Innovation
Power

MTU Training Facility Helps Keep Complex Engines up and Running

Today’s commercial engines are more reliable, fuel efficient, and powerful than ever. However, capability means complexity.

Original Equipment
Manned Systems

Volvo Trucks Accelerates Electric Truck Debuts

Volvo Trucks recently unveiled two full electric trucks, in separate ceremonies in Gothenburg, Sweden and in Hamburg, Germany, within three weeks’ time. The company launched the two-axle...

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Propulsion

FPT Reveals Stage V Engine on Genset Frame Concept

Whether an engine is on the move powering mobile equipment in a multitude of challenging environments, or staying put generating electricity in off-the-grid locations or emergency...

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Propulsion

TARDEC Pursues Advanced Power Generation

In the middle of a desert or other remote military zone, advanced power generation can keep the U.S. Army’s ground vehicles and combat support equipment ready for the demands of duty.

Articles
Energy

Developing an Alternative Engine Concept

As the transportation industry begins to enter the next stage of power sources, a wave of new options is becoming available to consumers. What was once an industry dominated by gasoline...

Technical Innovation
Power

AKG R&D Center Boasts Unique Large-Radiator Thermal Shock Test Stand

AKG of America’s research and development center at its Mebane, North Carolina, facility hosted a grand opening in February that features a new water/glycol thermal...

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Connectivity

Paccar Reveals New and Future Tech at CES 2018

Although 2018 marked its first-ever presence at the enormously influential Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Paccar made sure it fit right in with the show’s technology- and...

Technical Innovation
Power

Eaton Solves Nuisance Problems with Electrohydraulic Solutions

Hysteresis is a common shortcoming in applying fluid power products to industrial and mobile equipment. It is frequently unreported due to a lack of a cost-effective option...

Product Briefs
Manned Systems

Axial Piston Pumps

Hawe Hydraulics plans to show a variety of axial piston pumps at ConExpo/IFPE 2014, including the new V60N-130 pump type that is a member of the well-established V60N series. The company claims that the V60N-130 pump, in...

Product Briefs
Power

Compact Hydraulics Configuration Tool

CHoose, Bosch Rexroth’s (Charlotte, NC) compact hydraulics configuration tool, allows users to realize virtually any hydraulic circuit solution. By incorporating Bosch Rexroth’s cartridge and...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Phase 2 GHG Driver for Advanced Technology, Alternative Fuels

Opening day of the SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress featured a well-attended symposium on Meeting the Challenges of Phase 2 GHG: Implications and Effects. A...

Q&A
Power

EPA’s Grundler Talks Phase 2, Potential NOx Standard

As the Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) for the U.S. EPA, Christopher Grundler and his staff of nearly 400 employees strive to protect public health and...

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Power

Eaton Demonstrates Waste Heat Recovery, Variable Valve Actuation for HD Diesels

Eaton demonstrated a range of waste heat recovery (WHR) technologies for heavy-duty diesel engines at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany,...

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Propulsion

Deutz and Liebherr Form Diesel-Engine Strategic Alliance

Engine manufacturer Deutz AG and Liebherr Machines Bulle S.A., developer and producer of diesel and gas engines, recently agreed on the key aspects of a strategic alliance for...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Full Electric Drivetrain for HD Vehicles the Result of Supplier Alliance

Engineers at Colorado-based UQM Technologies have collaborated the past several months with their counterparts at Eaton’s Vehicle Group and Pi Innovo, both...

Product Briefs
Power

Closed-Loop Control for Metal 3D Printing

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc., is highlighting its patented IRISS closed-loop control, which powers its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) systems. IRISS,...