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2017-06-19
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One of the leaders in the diesel engine market is broadening its portfolio to include electric, fuel cell and other alternative power sources.
2017-06-16
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In a production vehicle that Tula tested, conventional operation yielded what was termed an “objectionable” audible boom at 47 Hz with production calibration. However, under DSF operation all firing patterns resulting in frequencies between 44 Hz and 48 Hz were avoided.
2017-06-13
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Low Speed Pre Ignition (LSPI) is an abnormal combustion event with the potential to cause catastrophic damage to pistons and other components in downsized engines.
2017-06-13
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Multi-disciplinary teams from three global software-engineering facilities model the system’s physics and graphically create control algorithms to embed into a microprocessor.
2017-06-10
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Metamaterial Technologies looks to enter the solar power market by providing advanced photovoltaic technology to the aerospace and defense industry.
2017-06-09
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Known for its compact diesel engines below 100 hp (75 kW), Kubota unveils its first diesel engine above that threshold, the 5-L V5009 with an output of 210 hp (157 kW). The new 4-cylinder engine will be Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V ready when mass production begins in 2020.
2017-06-01
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With a high compression ratio and a comparative abundance of low-rpm torque, VW's new, efficiency-enhancing B-Cycle 4-cylinder engine makes a convincing diesel substitute.
2017-05-31
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The costs of building and running prototype engines are high, but they’re extremely daunting when each cylinder of a marine engine provides more than 1000 kW (1340 hp). That’s prompted Wärtsilä to invest heavily in hardware and software so modeling, simulation and virtual testing can be used to shorten development time and ensure that all design requirements are met.
2017-05-30
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The solid-core axle and gearbox shafts on commercial trucks are targeted for weight reduction in an ongoing research project sponsored by two industry groups.
2017-05-23
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The U.S. Justice Dept. files suit against FiatChrysler, alleging the company used Volkswagen-like emissions "defeat devices" for 2014-16 diesel-engined Jeep and Dodge vehicles.
2017-05-21
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With no resolution to a regulatory investigation regarding its diesel-engine control software, the U.S. Justice Dept. hints at legal action against FiatChrysler. The company responds by applying for 2017 emissions certification for the disputed engines.
2017-05-20
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Nissan Europe product planning boss Ponz Pandikithura says total cost of ownership of EVs will drop dramatically.
2017-05-19
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Single source e-boosting allied to 48V technology for small capacity engines in traffic dense environments could "leapfrog" turbo or turbo plus eboost solutions, believes Aeristech's chard Wall.
2017-05-16
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Cummins recently announced trials of future driveline concepts for off-highway equipment. Its focus is on energy diversity, providing a range of powertrain solutions for customers: clean diesel, renewables, natural gas, gasoline, hybrids and electric power, notes Shelley Knust, Executive Director - Off-Highway Engineering.
2017-05-16
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Improved productivity and maintenance requirements are attractive benefits driving the growth of hybridization and electrification in various off-highway segments and on-highway heavy-duty vehicles. Ultimately, it all comes down to payback, says Chris Mays, Commercial Vehicle – Senior Technical Specialist at BorgWarner.
2017-05-15
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Lightweighting, direct fuel injection and turbocharging have been vital to achieving significant improvements in performance and efficiency; however, mechanical solutions alone cannot solve these challenges, says Dana CTO George Constand. Integrated electronics and software solutions are key for overall system design strategies.
2017-05-12
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Multi-Wing's is a single source provider for fan and fan clutch systems.
2017-05-12
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To minimize harmful reaction forces while tolerating high temperatures, CENTA Corp. has developed a new series of couplings to optimize diesel-driven construction machinery.
2017-05-11
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Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s (Southfield, MI) new process for ranking the corrosion resistance of diesel cylinder liner materials will enable it to supply even more durable components for the most challenging applications.
2017-05-11
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Global Sales Group offers a new and improved EZ Oil Drain Valve with optional hose connectors that can replace an existing drain plug for fast, clean, and easy oil changes.
2017-05-11
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Designed to meet the future needs of global markets, the 13.6-L engine from John Deere Power Systems offers customers increased efficiency, installation flexibility and power in a more compact package.
2017-05-08
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The off-highway sector includes many niche markets, for which diesel power historically has been the preferred choice—but a combination of factors is leading some to switch to natural gas-fueled engines, requiring spark ignition, notes Federal-Mogul Powertrain's CTO, Gian Maria Olivetti.
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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OEMs can’t wait until the end of the process to think about how the machine and engine will be supported in the field. For attentive suppliers, that means innovations in modern diesel engines cannot be restricted just to combustion and emissions technologies any longer, says Perkins' Oliver Lythgoe.
2017-05-05
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Advanced sealing solutions play a critical role in systems optimization and extending the overall life of the machine, according to Freudenberg-NOK's Joel Johnson.
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.
2017-05-01
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Flybrid is creating a family of flywheel modules designed to enhance productivity and cut operating costs of OH vehicles and construction equipment.
2017-05-01
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In Volkswagen's Virtual Engineering Laboratory, designers use gesture control to modify concepts via augmented reality. Now, it can also be used by owners of the new Golf; claimed as a first in its segment,.
2017-04-27
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Uber announced a partnership with Aurora Flight Sciences to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for its Uber Elevate Network. Aurora’s eVTOL concept is derived from its existing XV-24A LightningStrike VTOL X-Plane subscale vehicle demonstrator aircraft.
2017-04-24
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New engines and transmissions for medium-duty truck applications are evolving rapidly in response to ongoing demands for improved fuel consumption. Software is playing a major role in these advances while also helping improve diagnostic capabilities.
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