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Cummins Spools up New Turbo Tech

Cummins Inc. and Holset Turbocharger announced several technical revisions to their Series 850 turbocharger. The Series 850 turbo is intended for customers with high-horsepower engines ranging from 15-L...

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Liebherr Deploys Autonomous Mining Truck Fleet

Liebherr’s mining division has announced that it will be conducting onsite validation tests of its autonomous T 264 mining trucks. The validation testing reportedly will take place later...

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Energy

Volvo’s Ambitious Goal: 50% Zero-Emission Trucks by 2030

Volvo Trucks’ target is to be completely fossil-free by 2040. “If we stop selling products that rely on CO2 by 2040, it means that our running population [of...

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Energy

2023 Battery Show North America Opens as Automakers, Suppliers Intensify Battery Investments

As the world’s major auto markets begin an inexorable shift to EVs and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), any discussion of the engineering...

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Transportation

LFP Battery-Cell Production for Electric CVs Planned in U.S.

China remains the clear leader in manufacturing of lithium-ion battery cells for commercial vehicles and passenger cars, but North America will claim some of that share in the...

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Connectivity

Battery Chemistries for Construction EVs

The success of electric vehicles in the construction industry will largely be determined by battery prices being low enough that the total cost of ownership is cheaper than diesel alternatives....

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Manned Systems

Altair Honors Innovations in Automotive Lightweighting and Sustainability

Toyota and its segment-first IsoDynamic Performance Seat were big winners in this year’s Altair Enlighten Awards, honored during an awards ceremony at the 2023...

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Propulsion

Magna Shows off Electric Offroad Powertrain, In-Cabin Tech

If a mid-20th century engineer could time travel and see Magna’s electric off-road powertrains, they might ask “why is the rear differential so gigantic?” But that’s no...

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Propulsion

VW Introduces Singular ID.Buzz in Three-Row Layout

As automakers keep rolling out new EV models, a kind of sameness has crept into the proceedings. Put a four-door sedan or crossover on a skateboard platform with a 90-kWh-or-so battery,...

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Automotive

OBD Evolves for ICE and Zero-emission Propulsion Systems

On-board diagnostics (OBD) systems support the protection of the environment against harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxide (NOx), hydrocarbons (HC) and particulate matters (PM) emitted by combustion engines.

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Mercedes-Benz Details All-New Platform for EV Vans

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its electrification strategy for its commercial and private van lineup. SAE Media was in attendance for the company’s online presentation in May that...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

SAE to Standardize Tesla NACS Charging Connector

SAE International confirmed today that it will standardize the Tesla-developed North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging connector for EVs. The global engineering organization that...

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Bosch Begins Production of Fuel-Cell Power Modules for Nikola

At its oldest and largest location – a site long accustomed to manufacturing parts for combustion engines – Bosch is now producing what it calls the most complex system...

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Materials

Constructing Lightweight Bus Structures with Stainless Steel

The weight of a typical bus could be reduced by up to 35% – more than 1,000 kg (2,205 lbs.) – by using high-strength stainless steel to replace tubular bus-frame elements...

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Volta’s Electric Truck Is U.S. Bound

Volta Trucks has been operating its all-electric Volta Zero delivery trucks in Europe for three years. Now, the map is expanding. Fleet operators soon will be able to get behind the wheel of a...

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Mercedes-Benz Goes Long with EActros 600 Electric Truck

Mercedes-Benz has revealed new details about its eActros 600 long-distance electric truck. The eActros 600 is intended specifically for long-haul use and will serve as the eventual...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Why Agriculture Will Automate Before On-Highway

A World Wildlife Fund report estimates that global food waste on farms amounts to 1.2 billion tonnes per year – about 15.3% of the world’s annual food production. Total value of that...

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Kodiak Targets Class 8 Electric Truck for Autonomous System

Kodiak Robotics introduced what it claims is an industry-first at the 2023 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo: an autonomous Class 8 truck that is fully electric. Kodiak...

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Photonics/Optics

Making Sense of Next-Gen ADAS Sensing

“I don’t expect [SAE] Level 3-capable vehicles to ship in significant numbers until 2030,” asserted Rudy Burger, of Woodside Capital Partners, during May’s AutoSens 2023 conference in...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

GM Follows Ford to Adopt Tesla EV Charging Connector, Join Supercharger Network

Just a fortnight after Ford issued the surprising news that it will adopt the Tesla-designed “North American Charging Standard” (NACS) charging...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Volvo Trucks Enters Electrification’s Next Phase

There were plenty of flashy news announcements about new trucks and future mobility technologies at the 2023 ACT Expo in Anaheim, California. Then there was Volvo Trucks.

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Original Equipment
Energy

Nikola Producing Battery-Electric Trucks, Fuel-Cell EVs Coming

Fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are a highway rarity despite decades of technology development. “When I was working in Europe 20 years ago, I was driving fuel-cell...

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Energy

A Diversified Path for Sustainable Fleets

More than 12,000 people attended the 2023 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, Calif., in May. Attendees heard a multitude of viewpoints offered by experts from...

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Manned Systems

Daimler Launches New EV Truck Brand for U.S. Market

Daimler Truck has launched a new brand, Rizon, dedicated to Class 4 and 5 medium-duty battery-electric vehicles for the U.S. market. Making its public debut at the Advanced Clean...

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Electronics & Computers

REE Unveils P7-C Chassis Cab at ACT Expo

As a company focused on offering modular answers to the world’s mobility questions, REE knows the value of being flexible. That’s why the new P7-C chassis cab fills a gap in REE’s...

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Transportation

Hyundai’s Fuel-Cell Dreams Remain Xcient

Hyundai’s fuel-cell truck fleet is growing. The company is about to bring a fleet of hydrogen-powered 6x4 Xcient Fuel Cell Class 8 tractors to the U.S. It displayed one of the large cabs at...

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Technical Innovation
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Yokohama Rolls out Latest Off-Highway Radial

Yokohama announced a new off-highway radial tire as well as new sizes for existing tire families at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. The Galaxy Hippo all-steel radial high-traction loader tire was...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

ZF Premieres AxTrax 2 Electric Axle Platform at ACT Expo

ZF unveiled its all-new AxTrax 2 electric axle platform at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, California. The fully integrated and modular e-powertrain...

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Powertrain, Electronics Lead Tech-Paper Topics at SAE’s WCX 2023

With engineers converging in mid-April for the 2023 WCX conference in Detroit, technical-paper presentations continue as the backbone of SAE’s annual congress.

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