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Upswing in Outsourced EV Testing

As more commercial-vehicle OEMs choose electrified propulsion systems, the industry is witnessing an “unprecedented surge” in testing, according to Drive System Design (DSD). The electrified...

Executive Viewpoints
Regulations/Standards

Diesel in Distress

The semiconductor shortage making headlines largely because of its impact on global automakers’ production and profits is also adversely affecting off-highway equipment and diesel engine manufacturers. If the supply...

Road Ready
Power

Ford Details All-Electric F-150 Lightning

A day after a spirited mid-May drive by electric-vehicle (EV) proponent President Joe Biden, Ford revealed technical and market-focused details for the coming all-electric version of the F-150...

News
Manned Systems

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...

News
Energy

Batteries Not the Only Route to EV Efficiency

Much of the talk around the switchover to electric power in commercial electric vehicles (EV) focuses on batteries, whether it be their range, weight, energy and power density, or expected...

News
Power

Bosch’s EV Efficiency Upgrade: Continuously Variable Transmissions

As electric vehicles (EVs) move from niche offerings to mainstream roles in the product portfolios of the world’s traditional automakers, research and development to...

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Energy

Advancing the OP Engine on Three Fronts

Global demand for cleaner, more power-dense internal combustion engines (ICE) is expected to continue into the middle of this century, for a variety of vehicle applications and markets. San...

Technical Innovation
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...

Original Equipment
Power

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...

Q&A
Energy

Deere Bullish on Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel

Petroleum-based fuels long have been the industry standard for heavy equipment primarily due to the lack of acceptable, cost-effective and reliable alternatives. But with growing interest in...

Articles
Green Design & Manufacturing

Bigger Processors, Smaller Engines

Engine designers are advancing electronic control systems to eliminate components and generate more power from smaller engines. They also are leveraging networks to integrate transmissions, global...

Technical Innovation
Transportation

Garrett Two-Stage Turbos Ramp up Off-Highway

Garrett Motion is providing its advanced turbocharging technologies for a recent launch of harvesters, combines, excavators and other agricultural equipment by a global manufacturer. Garrett...

News
Power

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...

News
Power

Hyundai Details First EV-Dedicated Vehicle Architecture

The Hyundai Motor Group on December 1 revealed E-GMP, its first vehicle architecture dedicated for electric vehicles (EVs). The E-GMP platform is oriented around a rear-wheel-drive...

Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Mahle Amps up Its Electrification R&D

Best known for pistons and other reciprocating components inside internal combustion engines (ICE), Stuttgart-based Tier 1 Mahle claims it’s keeping the R&D throttle wide open to cement its...

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Unmanned Systems

Western Star Ups Vocational-Truck Ante with All-New 49X

Purpose-built from the ground up, the next-generation Western Star 49X vocational truck is underpinned by a stronger, lighter chassis and equipped with a new X-series...

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Energy

Cummins Unveils EPA-Compliant 2021 Heavy-Duty Diesels

Cummins reserved its first virtual press event since the pandemic onset to reveal details of its EPA 2021 emissions-compliant X12 and X15 Performance Series engines. Built upon the...

Road Ready
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Volkswagen Unveils New-Generation Golf R

Although the memorable 6-cylinder character of the original R32 has given way to turbocharged 4-cylinder propulsion in recent years, Volkswagen continues to deliver V6-type power for the...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Battery Show Teems with All Things Rechargeable

Although electric vehicles (EVs) currently comprise less than 2% of the U.S. light-vehicle market, the transportation sector is bursting with established companies and startup enterprises...

News
Power

Volkswagen Readies Its ‘People’s’ EV

The parallels between Volkswagen’s 2021 ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) and the brand’s icon, the Beetle, are unmistakable – particularly the rear-mounted powerplant driving the rear wheels....

Technical Innovation
Power

Electric Actuators Can Benefit Heavy-Duty Diesels

As the heavy-duty diesel (HDD) truck world looks to likely future alternative power sources – battery or fuel cell – R&D into improving internal-combustion engine (ICE)...

News
Manned Systems

Startups Emerge as Accelerators for Commercial-Vehicle Technologies

Speed has become a more critical factor as the commercial vehicle (CV) industry races to meet global market demands and stricter emissions regulations. The need for...

Q&A
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Integrating Ultra-Low NOx Technology Presents Challenges

Ultra-low NOx regulations proposed by the California Air Resourced Board (CARB) call for 0.05 g/hp-hr tailpipe NOx in 2024, with a second stage in 2027 further reducing NOx to...

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Power

Bollinger Expanding Planned EV Lineup with the Deliver-E Commercial Van

Class-3 EV startup Bollinger Motors has announced an addition to its future lineup of vehicles – a delivery truck. The cleverly named Deliver-E concept is an...

News
Imaging

Nissan Reveals Design for Next-Generation Z Sportscar

Giving hope to automotive enthusiasts that niche models will remain in at least some automakers’ lineups, Nissan this week revealed the Z Proto, “signaling the company's intent...

News
Energy

Q&A: Bollinger Still Expanding in Heavy-Duty EVs

Things are very busy right now for heavy-duty electric vehicle (EV) startup Bollinger Motors. The company, founded in June 2015, recently moved into significantly larger digs in Oak Park,...

Technology Report
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The IC Future Points to More Downsizing, Lean Mixtures

Three engineers from the front lines of advanced internal-combustion (IC) engine development affirmed that despite the industry’s public promotion of a battery electric future for...

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Power

What We’re Driving: 2020 BMW X1 XDrive28i

The overwhelming first impression of BMW’s restyled-for-2020 X1 compact crossover: “Wow this thing feels a little, ah, ‘plumper’ than I recall.” For this second-generation X1...

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Design

Innovation Still Industry's 'Lifeblood' During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced people and organizations alike to adapt to a world of social distancing and economic disruption. For SAE International, that’s included...