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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.
2017-07-12
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Performance, reliability, and safety assessments performed using predictive capability for electromechanical systems are on the rise, yet no standard exists in the truck and off-highway engineering design industry for representing the degree to which a model has been validated. Such a standard can enable engineers and managers with a tool to assess the maturity of predictive capability itself.
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.
2016-12-20
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With a rich technical background from which to draw as SAE International's new 2017-2020 Commercial Vehicle Sector VP, Landon Sproull intends to bolster the society’s involvement in evolving industry regulations and to better cultivate cross-sector alliances.
2015-11-09
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Daimler Trucks North America has referred to its $40 million, five-year SuperTruck program that concluded earlier this year as “a playground for our engineers.” Overseeing this playground’s development and integration activities was Derek Rotz, the Principal Investigator who was hired in 2010 when the program kicked off. He spoke with SAE Magazines about the challenges, lessons learned, and their ongoing work.
2015-09-03
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Dr. Phil Stephenson, General Manager of PACCAR Technical Center, and co-chairman for the SAE 2015 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (ComVEC), discusses several major topics affecting on- and off-highway commercial vehicles, including emissions regulations, embedded software, 24-V electrification, operator assistance technologies, and cybersecurity.
2014-09-10
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This year brought many new challenges to the Kettering University Formula SAE team. Since the team’s previous chief engineer had left and other core members had graduated, members knew that it was going to be an uphill battle coming into this competition season.
2014-09-02
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We huddled in a tight circle by the finish line, frantically waiting for radio updates on the progress of our team’s rider, Rob “Bullet” Barber, who was miles in the distance and closing fast. Our 11-person team of student engineers and support crew from The Ohio State University could hardly breathe as we got the report: Barber was battling for third place—a podium finish—in the TT Zero class for electric racing motorcycles at the 2014 Isle of Man TT.
2014-07-23
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The 2014 Collegiate Design Series season concluded with the co-located FSAE Lincoln and FSAE Electric events. The University of Kansas placed first in the combustion class, and Universidade Estadual de Campinas did same in the electric class.
2014-06-12
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Five collegiate teams collected four-digit mpg during the 35th running of SAE Supermileage, where 19 custom-designed vehicles competed for the best fuel economy title.
2014-03-05
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Previously having been strictly a contract manufacturer for Westport Innovations, Delphi Automotive under a new agreement will co-develop with Westport new high-pressure natural-gas fuel injectors, the companies jointly announced March 3.
2013-08-30
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The updated 3.0 version of the Bosch Rexroth GoTo Products app is now available from iTunes and offers delivery times for the company’s most requested drive, control, and motion products.
2013-08-05
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Komatsu America's CTO Mitsuru Ueno (shown) and VP of Mining Erik Wilde, who are serving as co-chairs for the SAE 2013 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, discuss this year's event and some important cross-industry technology trends.
2013-06-18
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As an EV price war rages, gas-powered vehicles are becoming more efficient and hybrids are getting cheaper. What's an EV engineer to do?
2013-02-19
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Hybrid technology may not be the best solution for all heavy-truck applications, but a Caron Engineering expert explains how it can still benefit Class 8 vehicles.
2012-12-20
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Lightweight materials will make the greatest impact in helping medium- and heavy-duty trucks achieve upcoming greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency regulations, according to respondents to an online poll posted on SAE Off-Highway Engineering Online and Automotive Engineering International Online for two weeks in late November and early December.
2012-08-13
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Navistar is providing the executive leadership for this year’s SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, taking place in Rosemont, IL, on Oct. 2-3. Ramin Younessi, Group Vice President, Product Development, Navistar Inc., discusses how the Congress is shaping up and the company’s future product plans incorporating the next-gen ICT+ (in-cylinder technology plus) system, which adds urea-based aftertreatment to its EGR technology.
2012-05-14
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The first GTL knowledge product to launch focuses on ground vehicle electrification. Built from the ground up using agile-development techniques, with multiple interactions with industry-based testers, SAE’s GTL-EV is a unique subscription product.
2011-12-01
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BAE Systems and Visteon Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop in-vehicle electronics technology for the automotive and defense markets. The cooperation combines BAE Systems’ advanced scientific and engineering expertise with Visteon’s range of automotive electronics solutions and system-integration knowledge.
2011-10-04
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Collaboration has become a watchword for the many aspects of vehicle development projects over the past years as cost-strapped vehicle makers added complex electronic features and functions to vehicles. Military developers also are planning to use even more of these linkups as military budget cuts loom.
2011-08-08
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Top engineering executives from Daimler Trucks North America lead the technology discussion at this year’s SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, covering topics paramount to both on- and off-highway engineers.
2011-04-18
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As Sauer-Danfoss points out, the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and its related standards explicitly put new, tough demands on vehicle designers to quantify the safety levels of their machine.
2011-04-18
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Looking ahead, according to MICO, no matter where you turn, the trend is to utilize the latest technology and innovative machine design to provide new benefits to the end user
2010-11-07
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Among the many trends discussed by industry leaders during the Global Executive Leadership Panel at the recent SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress was the challenge—and importance—of attracting young people to the engineering profession and, more specifically, to the military and defense businesses.
2010-09-07
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Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to provide research and development support to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division.
2010-04-28
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ArvinMeritor may have exited the light-vehicle business, but it has not abandoned the knowledge and engineering expertise acquired from that segment. To achieve positive results in its three key areas of innovation—efficiency, safety, and durability—the commercial-vehicle supplier is investing in engineering and R&D and drawing upon its previous work on the light-duty side, said CEO Chip McClure at a breakfast during the SAE 2010 World Congress.
2009-09-16
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Software Integrated with CAD provides on-the-fly design for manufacturing while engineers design parts and assemblies.
2009-06-05
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Bright Automotive, a year-and-a-half-old start-up company based in Anderson, IN, recently introduced a prototype plug-in hybrid van for commercial fleet use that is expected to travel 50 mi (80 km) on 0.5 gal (1.9 L) of gasoline. Stoked on government loans, the start-up projects yearly sales of 50,000 IDEA light commercial trucks by 2013.
2009-02-09
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The transition to Tier 4 engine technologies is prompting major changes in engine technologies. But it’s also triggering significant modifications in the way Caterpillar designs its engines.
2008-09-10
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Forklifts use a variety of electronic devices that are networked via one or more CAN networks, quite often with the CiA CANopen higher-layer protocol.
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