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2017-07-24
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The new Volvo VNL series is the beneficiary of the truck maker's SuperTruck program, applying lessons learned and advanced technology to achieve an up to 7.5% improvement in fuel efficiency. Driver comfort and productivity, active and passive safety systems and enhanced vehicle uptime through over-the-air updates were other high priorities for engineers and designers of the next-generation long-haul tractor.
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.
2017-01-06
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The Merritt Synergy system from J.R. Merritt Controls is engineered for continuous use in a variety of machine and industrial cabin applications from cab-operated cranes and mining dredges to drills and maintenance-of-way equipment.
2016-11-07
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The Eberspaecher Hydronic S3 Economy 5-kW (6.7 hp) engine pre-heater offers compact dimensions and flexible installation options for retrofitting in a large number of day cabs, sleepers, off-highway and construction equipment, marine, bus, municipal and work truck vehicles.
2016-11-06
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Off-highway cabs are never going to be sanctuaries of silence, but they’re getting closer. Elements as diverse as glass, electronics and push buttons are being selected in part for their benefits in reducing sound levels.
2016-09-29
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Many among the 13 partners that jointly developed the Genius CAB concept are firmly established in the automotive industry, and quite of few of these suppliers note the influence their automotive arms played in their contributions to the project.
2016-08-26
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The manufacturer's new truck generation can be equipped with side-curtain airbags integrated into the headliner molding above the doors.
2016-05-13
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Increasingly stringent anti-idling laws continue to exert pressure on the off-highway industry to minimize the release of CO2 emissions and diesel particulate matter into the environment, notes Webasto's Don Kanneth.
2016-05-12
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OEMs can satisfy both increasing emissions requirements and keeping up with new product innovations by focusing their attention on the areas of the equipment that impact the operator experience on a larger scale, says Southco's Bob Straka.
2016-01-08
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Equipment buyers typically focus on factors like horsepower and lifting capability, but human-machine interfaces may be the most important factor for off-highway vehicle operators.
2015-10-12
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Webasto Polar Cab TS uses patented thermal storage technology to provide greater comfort for off-highway equipment operators, while reducing idle time and saving fuel.
2015-09-22
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Without idling the truck’s main engines, an auxiliary power unit can provide heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature in the cab and sleeper, as well as power laptops, gaming machines, and microwaves. Fleets need to provide drivers with the ability to maintain their wanted comfort level on the road while also ensuring resources are being used wisely.
2015-06-30
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Off-highway machine mounting systems, especially the cab mounting system, significantly affect the operator comfort in the cab by providing enough damping for a good ride and isolating the structure-borne forces from traveling into the cab.
2015-04-17
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The new 8.4-in XGA developed by NLT Technologies is an amorphous-silicon thin-film-transistor LCD module with a "Wet & Glove" projected capacitive (PCAP) touch sensor bonded to the front.
2015-04-13
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Southco's Bob Straka believes the desire for increased ergonomics and streamlined, aerodynamic equipment designs are leading factors influencing the future of off-highway design.
2015-03-24
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Southco introduces the AC-50 squeeze-handle actuator, featuring a squeeze-to-operate actuation and a curved design.
2014-12-15
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Thermo Pro 90 and Thermo Pro 50 engine-off coolant heating systems from Webasto are designed for use in specialty commercial vehicles and off-highway equipment.
2014-10-23
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Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd. and Magna International Inc. recently entered into a 50/50 joint venture agreement to provide seating systems to the Indian commercial vehicle (CV) and bus industries. According to a Magna spokesperson, these seats will be newly designed, developed, and manufactured in India for the India market—not current “off-the-shelf” products.
2014-10-22
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The company unveiled reconfigurable clusters and wireless device charging technologies as part of its second-generation “Tech Truck” at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicles event in Hannover, Germany.
2014-03-31
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Southco expands its tilt display mount (T Series) product line with the AV-D25 mount basic that provides proven tilt positioning and offers a solution for moving heavy panels and displays.
2014-03-31
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Maximatecc introduces the CCpilot VC product platform featuring an efficient ARM core, advanced software platform and readable 5-in (127-mm) display.
2014-03-31
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A comprehensive range of Isobus virtual terminal designs from American Industrial Systems are suitable for special applications on off-highway vehicles.
2014-01-15
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Acoustic performance has become a key competitive factor for off-highway equipment due to an increasing focus on operator comfort and noise pollution as well as continuing regulatory pressure.
2014-01-08
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Color displays are transforming operator environments as human-machine interfaces make it easier for operators to understand complex tasks and diagnostic information.
2013-12-09
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A collaborative effort of AVL, Eberspächer, Topsoe Fuel Cell, Volvo, and Forschungszentrum Jülich, called the DESTA project, is exploring the benefits of utilizing solid-oxide fuel-cell APUs to help meet heavy-duty truck anti-idling requirements. In 2014, a vehicle demonstration on board a U.S.-market Volvo Class 8 truck will be performed.
2013-08-05
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The Connected Farm mobile fleet app from Trimble was designed to give managers and technicians access to fleet information from any location.
2013-05-14
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The new 89 series Toggle Link Vertical suspension from Sears features many improvements over the earlier TLV suspension, including cast steel scissors, cast toggles, and linkages.
2013-05-14
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Eberspächer revealed its new Ebercool X-Treme stationary cooling system for agricultural and construction vehicles at Bauma.
2013-05-14
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The Fritzmeier-App enables the programming of all cab controls using a standard tablet PC.
2013-05-10
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Advanced insulation packages, solar reflective film, and other thermal-management technologies enable heavy vehicles to reduce idle climate control loads, as demonstrated by NREL's CoolCab project in collaboration with industry OEMs and suppliers.
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