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Green Design & Manufacturing

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...

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Regulations/Standards

Off-Highway Emissions Set to Get Stricter

Emissions regulators currently are largely focused on on-highway NOx and CO2 reductions, according to Dr. Mihai Dorobantu, director of Technology Planning and Government Affairs for Eaton...

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Test & Measurement

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...

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Software

Model-Based Analysis of E-Motor Designs

In the auto industry’s shift toward electric vehicles (EV), permanent magnet motors (PMMs) are increasingly serving a variety of roles, including the vehicle’s traction motor and various...

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Motion Control

Mahle Powertrain Leveraging New Facilities in Electrified Shift

Mahle’s Powertrain group (MPT) has announced an ongoing €12M investment in new testing and development facilities. Part of a forward-looking strategy begun over a...

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Software

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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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...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Volvo CE, Norrhydro Team to ‘Revolutionize’ Digital Hydraulics

A patented, multi-chamber digital hydraulic actuator developed by Finland-based Norrhydro is set to “revolutionize machine hydraulic performance,” according to the...

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Technical Innovation
Power

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...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Riding on Air: Activated Carbon Aims at Autos

Activated carbon may seem an esoteric piece of science in the automotive space, but it is quietly playing a key role in Audi A6 and A7 air-suspension systems. The technology also is...

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Connectivity

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

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Transportation

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...

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Power

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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Software

Bits and Bytes Boost Hydraulic System Capabilities

Off-highway vehicles are typically admired for their power, but the driving force behind a growing number of performance improvements are the invisible bits and bytes of control...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The Electric, Autonomous Revolution Lifts Off

Nearly a quarter-century ago, the Vertical Flight Society, a helicopter-industry group founded in 1943 as the American Helicopter Society, published a graphic dubbed “V/STOL Aircraft and...

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Motion Control

ConExpo 2020: Liebherr Equips Latest Crawler Excavator with Leica 3D Integrated Machine Control

Liebherr recently launched R26 crawler excavator is now equipped with a Leica-supplied Geosystem machine-control system. The Leica-equipped...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Aiding Automotive Workers Displaced by Coronavirus

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Assn., in partnership with APA Search, has initiated a free platform to match automotive- and transportation-sector employers with industry employees...

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Motion Control

Topcon Machine Control Solutions Provide Greater Jobsite Connectivity and Automation

Topcon Positioning Group announced advances to its portfolio of machine control solutions during ConExpo/Con-Agg 2020 in March. Tilt rotator functionality...

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Energy

Hyundai Reveals Compact Electric Excavator Prototype

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (HCEA) demonstrated a working prototype of its electric-powered compact excavator at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 in Las Vegas, March 10-14. The R18E...

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Original Equipment
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Case Unveils Fully-Electric Backhoe Loader, Begins Delivery This Year

Case Construction Equipment’s move toward alternative propulsion took another step forward at March’s ConExpo-Con/Agg Show when it revealed “Project Zeus,”...

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Motion Control

SAE Symposium Covers New Approaches in Thermal Management

Vehicle thermal management, once almost exclusively about safely rejecting powertrain heat, continues to evolve to dealing with two extremes in operation of battery electric...

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Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Construction Sites

In the construction world, some companies are not just looking to electrify and automate individual machines—they have their sights set on something much grander: the entire jobsite. And Doosan Infracore...

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Original Equipment
Energy

Volvo CE Showcases 100-Ton EC950F Excavator, New Hybrid Assist That Cuts Fuel Use by 15%

The entrance to Volvo Construction Equipment’s ConExpo-Con/Agg exhibit (F3432), through what the company has dubbed “excavator alley,” will...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Engine Developers Increase Efforts to Decrease Fuel Usage

Engineers are leaving no stone unturned in their unceasing drive to improve fuel economy, leveraging electronics, monitoring airflow and using data from outside the vehicle....

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Solving the “Telehandler Problem”

A common challenge engineers face in the application of counterbalance or overcenter valves is machines with a high degree of load dynamics. Vehicles with slender booms, multiple booms, wear pads...

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Manned Systems

Self-Driving Trucks Cut Fuel Consumption by 10%

Enhancing safety and helping combat driver shortages are two benefits that heavy-duty autonomous-truck proponents have preached during development. You can now add significant fuel savings...

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Editorial
Manned Systems

ConExpo & IFPE 2020: Go Big or Go Home

My inbox has been inundated with notifications of press conferences and exciting new construction equipment, power systems, and other advanced technologies to be revealed at the rapidly approaching...

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Technical Innovation
AR/AI

Low-Latency Cameras, Onboard Computing Combine to Advance Operator Assistance

Modern industrial machines have been using cameras for years to improve visibility and eliminate blind spots. With the introduction of Ethernet cameras, an...

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