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2017-07-22
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Dr. Xinqun Gui, manager of technology, control systems and emissions compliance for John Deere Power Systems, considers himself to be “fairly conservative” in terms of his powertrain outlook: “I think the internal combustion engine as we know it today still has a pretty long life ahead.” Even so, his expectations for improvements in engine “intelligence,” aftertreatment packaging, and machine electrification are anything but conservative.
2017-07-18
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The SmartCap telematics device can be used to monitor new and existing Perkins mechanical and electronic engines, sending data directly to the Perkins My Engine App.
2017-07-14
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Connectivity, automation and electrification: Three inexorable trends that will largely drive on- and off-highway vehicle developments in the coming years, according to industry experts presenting keynotes at the revamped 2017 SAE COMVEC event. And with greater connectivity comes greater cyber concerns, they warn.
2017-07-13
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Over the next several years, more equipment will add automated systems that pave the way to autonomous operations. Much of the control technology will be borrowed from passenger cars. However, the challenges facing design engineers creating off-highway equipment sensor systems are far more complex.
2017-07-13
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Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory perform statistical analysis based on a large collection of real-world U.S. truck usage data to estimate the fraction of total miles that are technically suitable for platooning.
2017-06-19
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The ILPS-45 series inductive, contactless linear position sensors from The Sensor Connection use linear variable inductance transducer (LVIT) technology and are specifically designed for measuring applications requiring rugged devices.
2017-06-19
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The LTC7800 from Analog Devices, Inc. is a synchronous step-down DC/DC controller that operates at up to 2.25 MHz for reduced circuit size and increased power density.
2017-06-14
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MTA’s Sea Hawk 8-in color display has been chosen to be fitted on all seven models of CASE Construction Equipment’s new G-series wheel loaders, recently introduced on the market.
2017-05-17
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FEV's Stephan Tarnutzer sees heavy-duty trucks, off-highway equipment and passenger vehicles driving on the network and becoming a key part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
2017-05-15
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The head-up display (HUD) has already logged more than 27,000 km during testing in the Continental InnovationTruck. Augmented-reality HUDs for heavy trucks are also on the way, says Continental's Jennifer Wahnschaff.
2017-05-10
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Microchip Technology Inc.'s advanced motor control software plug-in for MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) features auto tuning and self-commissioning capability.
2017-05-10
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A new line of axial-lead aluminum electrolytic capacitors from Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. is available for applications that require very high-performance under all operating conditions.
2017-05-08
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Detroit Engineered Products (DEP) Inc. offers a commercial prototype of an Engine Ion Sensor that increases fuel economy, lowers hazardous emissions, and can enable multiple fuel types for use.
2017-05-08
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The CAN bus splitter from Trombetta provides a cost-effective and space-efficient way of connecting multiple devices to the J1939 CAN bus.
2017-05-08
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The newly redesigned 2-pole DEUTSCH connector (MDC06-2S) from Murrelektronik, Inc. is an extremely compact connector—18 mm (0.71 in) long when plugged in—making it easier than ever to make connections, even in confined spaces.
2017-05-08
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POSIHALL is ASM Sensors’ (Elmhurst, IL) new magnetic multiturn encoder technology.
2017-05-08
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Connectivity in regard to hydraulic systems involves the utilization of “smart” components, which communicate with one another on a common system. The commonality of being connected—from using Wi-Fi, cellular or satellite connection wherever we go to syncing all our devices—is an expectation in the off-highway equipment industry, says Danfoss' Henrik V. Joergensen.
2017-05-05
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Heavy-duty trucks have been using telematics for years to communicate a relatively narrow view of engine status. Manufacturers and fleet operators are now looking at the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide an expanded view of truck health, says Bsquare's Dave McCarthy.
2017-04-03
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Commercial vehicles are at the forefront of the Internet of Things movement, leveraging the connectivity that many have deployed for years. Equipment manufacturers are using IoT connections to improve their manufacturing operations, upgrade diagnostics to prognostics and improve maintenance operations.
2017-03-13
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Wilbrecht LEDCO, Inc., a Microprecision Electronics SA company, offers a long-body, nickel-plated, panel mount LED suitable for various applications, including industrial control panels, transportation dashboards, gaming/vending machines and aircraft/military instrumentation.
2017-03-13
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Partnership between Omnitracs and Peloton Technology brings platooning technology to fleet customers.
2017-03-13
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OMEGA Engineering offers a new series of low-cost, compact pressure transducers with an all stainless-steel body and rugged construction.
2017-03-09
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Preco Electronics' new PreView Side Defender system aims to reduce trucking's increasing incidence of side-blindspot collisions.
2017-02-17
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As ground vehicles employ more electronic sensing, control and communication systems, design engineers are increasingly utilizing more commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modules. Though COTS slashes development time and costs, it’s still difficult for many military users to find COTS boards that meet their low-volume demands for ruggedization and redundancy.
2017-01-25
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Dr. Christian Wiehen, Chief Technology Officer for WABCO, discusses ADAS, platooning and automated future for trucks.
2017-01-13
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Working with Utah-based technology provider Autonomous Solutions Inc., CNH Industrial’s Innovation Group developed autonomous technology and demonstrated it via tractor concepts based on the existing Case IH Magnum and New Holland T8 high-horsepower conventional tractors.
2017-01-03
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The new MLSG series of Cornell Dubilier Electronics' (New Bedford, MA) flatpack ruggedized flat aluminum electrolytic capacitors targets compact power supply applications in military and aerospace, as well as other critical systems.
2016-12-08
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Automation is one of three main technology areas—along with connectivity and alternative drivelines and fuels—that Volvo Construction Equipment is devoting significant R&D resources to further develop. The company recently demonstrated a prototype autonomous wheel loader and articulated hauler working together.
2016-12-08
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Caterpillar has been working with Redbird the past year to provide drone data analytics for customers at construction and excavation sites, and now it's exploring the use of drones inside of its own facilities.
2016-12-07
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The Boston-based startup believes the marine domain is even better suited for autonomous systems than aerospace, automotive and other off-highway sectors. The company is currently testing its technology on commercial vessels in Boston Harbor.
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