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CNH Introduces Battery-Electric, Autonomous-Ready Tractor

CNH Industrial recently introduced what it says is the world’s first autonomous-ready, battery-electric light utility tractor at its Tech Day in Phoenix, Arizona. The New...

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Energy

Hydrogen Shows Increased Commercial Interest

While several commercial vehicle OEMs, including Tesla and Nikola, are in the latter phase of testing battery-electric semi-tractors on the road, action in the hydrogen space continues to...

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Energy

Navistar’s ‘Ground Up’ Approach to All-New Diesel Engine

Though electrification has taken center stage for the commercial trucking industry, diesel ICE powertrains will continue to serve as the preferred propulsion system of many...

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Transportation

Hyundai CE Debuts Hydrogen and Electric Excavators at Bauma 2022

The Hyundai HW155H hydrogen-powered excavator concept made its debut in late October at the Bauma expo in Munich, Germany. Hyundai Construction Equipment displayed the...

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Materials

Developing EV-specific Lubes

As the variety of EVs proliferates, lubricant manufacturers must keep pace to ensure proper fluid management.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Zeroing in on Zero-Carbon Fuels

COP27, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, over a two-week span in November, helped bring global attention to the need for significant reductions...

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Power

Liebherr Goes All in on Hydrogen Fuel

At the Bauma conference in late October, Liebherr displayed two prototype H2-fueled engines, the H964 and H966, to showcase its hydrogen-engine technology. Each prototype employed a different...

Technical Innovation
Green Design & Manufacturing

Kohler Doubles down on ICE Development

Kohler announced a new strategy at the Bauma 2022 expo – the company aims to transform itself from a power producer into an energy supplier. “Our business transformation is focused on providing...

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Design

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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Power

Hydraulic Fluids Evolve to Meet Critical Equipment-Design Trends

Driven by a number of factors, hydraulic equipment such as excavators, lifts, presses, bulldozers, cranes, injection molding equipment and more are rapidly evolving to...

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Manned Systems

Hub-Motoring in Lordstown’s Novel Endurance

“It’s been exciting to create a new vehicle from the ground up,” Chi Yip, Lordstown Motors’ director of vehicle integration, asserted from the passenger seat, as we accelerated onto...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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Design

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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Connectivity

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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Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Transit Bus Nears Its First Year of Operation

Since May 2022, Michigan State University students, faculty and staff have been able to ride within campus boundaries on an autonomous electric bus, one of the largest...

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Connectivity

ZF, Freudenberg Developing Integrated Fuel-Cell and E-Drive System

Although there were new commercial vehicles on display at this year’s IAA Transportation staged at the Hanover Messe Fairground in Germany, it was electric drive...

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Unmanned Systems

May Mobility Starts ADA-Compliant AV Transit for Rural Area

Automated-driving system developer May Mobility confirmed in late September that it launched what it called the first public-transit project to deploy American Disability Act...

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Electronics & Computers

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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Green Design & Manufacturing

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Closing the Loop on EV Battery Recycling

Development of a robust electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling industry has moved from a net-positive sideline to a necessity as automakers, and their suppliers, transition away from internal...

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Manned Systems

EAxles Gain Traction for Truck Electrification

Development of electrified drivelines is rapidly ramping up at OEMs and tier one suppliers. With a wide variety of vehicles suddenly in need of electrified drivelines capable of matching or...

Original Equipment
Electronics & Computers

Freightliner’s Medium-Duty Makeover

Circling the highway loop at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the enhancements Freightliner engineers made to the new Plus series medium-duty and vocational trucks are...

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Manned Systems

Engineering Sustainability

Watching a junked school bus being fed into a mammoth hammer mill, which loudly pummeled the bus into fragments of metal, rubber, and plastic, was a sight I’ll never forget. I was visiting Huron Valley...

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Software

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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Software

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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Manned Systems

Ford Puts More ‘Super’ into the All-New 2023 Super Duty

Customer woes had the full attention of the teams developing Ford’s 2023 Super Duty. But when the all-new truck reached the testing phase, another human stressor surfaced....

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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...