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.
Engineers are adding sensors, more powerful micros and faster networks as they automate tasks and pave the way to autonomy.
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.
Dana Holding Corp.’s Spicer Smart Suite technology is a platform of fully integrated, connected-vehicle features that converts operating data from the drivetrain into actionable insights for enhancing productivity, improving operator and machine safety and reducing total operating costs.
Mark Brooks of Southwest Research Institute’s Automation and Data Systems Division discusses the latest issues and technologies related to cybersecurity for commercial vehicles.
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.
Goodyear is developing an internal mechanically driven pump that keeps commercial truck tires topped off.
Meggitt Sensing Systems offers the Endevco model 2226C, a compact adhesive-mounted piezoelectric accelerometer designed for the general-purpose vibration testing of smaller structures and objects.
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power has expanded its Vanguard line of single-cylinder engines and unveiled a system designed to reduce problems in portable equipment. The line includes a combined ignition and fuel shutoff valve that will help keep gasoline out of crankcases.
Wabco has introduced two technological enhancements for its electronic braking systems (EBS) for truck and trailer combinations. The two developments are designed to improve the performance of braking systems fitted to extra long trailers and also truck and trailer combinations where two or more trailers are used.
Although there is no crystal ball for our industry, SPAL—always a leader in advanced cooling systems—is continuously innovating products in preparation for the off-highway mobility world of tomorrow. As we head into 2020 and beyond, SPAL sees the demand for efficient distributed cooling systems greatly increasing.