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2017-11-02
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Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing is bringing full electrification for some of the biggest forklift trucks, motivated only in part by regulatory pressures. They are also proving to be less expensive to operate versus their ICE counterparts.
2017-09-19
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The International Catalist SuperTruck employed lightweighting strategies to help improve efficiency, and Navistar's focus on weight reduction continues unabated for its SuperTruck II program.
2017-09-06
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New Holland is ramping up its focus on vehicles that burn alternative fuels, unveiling the prototype for a methane-powered tractor set for introduction in the 2020 time frame. The engine slashes operating costs, reduces emissions and cuts noise.
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.
2017-07-07
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Stringent fuel-efficiency and criteria-pollutant standards call for new combustion strategies. The Advanced Combustion Catalyst and Aftertreatment Technologies consortium led by Southwest Research Institute reinvents existing technologies and experiments with new catalysts to meet standards.
2017-05-05
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FPT Industrial offers a broad range of natural gas engines, with solutions from 136 to 400 hp (101 to 298 kW) for light, medium, and heavy vehicles. The brand is also in the advanced stages of trialing natural gas engines for agricultural equipment, says brand president Annalisa Stupenengo.
2017-03-17
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Commercial vehicles are beginning to adopt alternative energy sources, but the transition remains slow. Batteries and an array of renewable fuels are seeing more usage, but costs and infrastructure remain hindrances for these fragmented technologies.
2017-03-14
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Various levels of electrification, connected solutions and alternative fuels are among the technology pathways that will lead to reductions of CO2, according to AVL's Dr. Marko Dekena. He spoke with Truck & Off-Highway Engineering about a variety of topics ahead of this year's AVL International Commercial Powertrain Conference.
2017-03-09
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The engine maker used the ConExpo 2017 stage to announce its intention to produce a dual-fuel capable (natural gas and propane) off-highway engine by mid-2018, leveraging its already-in-production on-highway CNG truck engine.
2017-02-28
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Called a “new generation” of NOx reduction technology, ASDS (Ammonia Storage and Delivery System) is designed ultimately to replace conventional tanks containing a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) or AdBlue with lighter, high-efficiency cartridges containing a solid material called AdAmmine.
2017-01-06
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Active flow control devices based on electric plasmas can smooth the turbulent wakes that sweep off the rear edges of truck trailers travelling at highway speeds.
2016-12-07
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Christopher Grundler, the Director of OTAQ for the U.S. EPA, answered questions about Phase 2 rule-making for heavy trucks, global harmonization of emissions regulations, and his outlook for a new national NOx standard. Grundler will be the featured speaker on opening day of the SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting taking place January 25-27 in Washington D.C.
2016-12-02
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan unveiled the world’s first double-decker hydrogen bus at the end of November as part of a commitment to phase out purchase of new pure diesel buses in the capital's fleet beginning in 2018.
2016-11-15
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Hyliion's electric-drive system hybridizes the trailer portion of the tractor-trailer combination and uses regenerative braking to capture power, possibly saving the trucking industry billions in fuel costs. The company recently won the grand prize in the 2016 "Create the Future" Design Contest for the technology.
2016-10-20
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EPA's Christopher Grundler and expert panelists at COMVEC 2016 offered their insights on technology pathways and challenges to meeting the recently issued final greenhouse-gas standards affecting model year 2021-2027 medium- and heavy-duty on-highway vehicles.
2016-10-07
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United Parcel Service has begun converting 50 gasoline delivery trucks with hydraulic hybrid propulsion systems for use in the Chicago area.
2016-09-22
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Iveco debuted its world premiere Z Truck concept at IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany, revealing an array of technologies including a next-gen LNG engine, waste heat recovery, automated driving and enhanced aerodynamics.
2016-09-22
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Engineers at Valeo have developed a high torque, low stiffness (HTLS) clutch disc for heavy trucks and buses that increases damping performance by 40% and allows a reduction of engine speed by up to 200 rpm.
2016-09-16
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A new piston and pin concept and a high-temperature-resistant, low-friction coating result in reduced friction and lower fuel consumption for commercial vehicle engines.
2016-09-01
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UQM Technologies, Eaton and Pi Innovo are developing a full electric drivetrain system to include motor, 2-speed transmission and inverter with transmission control unit for the medium- and heavy-duty EV markets.
2016-08-26
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FEV researchers conducted a study to understand the challenges of downsizing a diesel engine from a six-cylinder 7.5-L to a four-cylinder 5.0-L while maintaining performance. They pursued four technology paths.
2016-08-26
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CNH Industrial and AVL researchers used simulation, test bench, and road testing of a demonstrator vehicle with a WHR system to show significantly reduced fuel consumption.
2016-08-20
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It’s a first for a U.S. Navy ship: running on 100% renewable fuel, that is.
2016-08-02
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For design teams focused on aftertreatment, removing size has become almost as important as removing emissions. Combining catalysts, improving filters and integrating sensors are a few of the techniques being used to minimize package sizes.
2016-06-28
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Daimler Trucks' Dr. Wilfried Achenbach, who is serving as chairman of the SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, discusses a range of significant technology issues including automated driving, Phase 2 GHG regs, the Industrial Internet of Things, cybersecurity and plans for the SuperTruck.
2016-03-23
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Cummins, MTU, and Deutz, among others, offer a preview of the technology they're developing to meet the European Union’s Stage V emissions regulations for off-highway equipment that could commence in 2019.
2016-03-07
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Eaton’s high-pressure 35NG hose and low-pressure NG-TW hose for compressed natural gas (CNG) applications are certified to ANSI NGV 4.2 Class A and D, and ANSI NGV 3.1 Class B and C.
2016-01-25
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Motiv Power Systems and Creative Bus partner to build a zero emission all-electric school bus. The new Starcraft e-Quest XL will have a range of 85 mi (137 km) and be capable of a 50% charge within 2 hrs.
2015-11-16
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The Energy Department recently awarded Cummins, the nation’s only independent diesel engine maker, a two-year, $4.5-million grant to boost its previous mark by 5 percentage points to 55% brake thermal efficiency.
2015-10-16
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The Proterra Catalyst all-electric transit bus nabs double-digit miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), vastly outperforming its diesel, compressed natural gas, and diesel hybrid-electric rivals.
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