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2017-10-06
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A switchable system for toggling between different cam lobes offers variable valve timing and lift to improve both fuel economy and exhaust gas aftertreatment in heavy-duty engines.
2017-09-11
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Volvo CE partners with Waste Management, the California Energy Commission and CALSTART to test the 50% more-efficient LX1 prototype.
2017-09-11
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The truck maker has announced a new 12-speed PACCAR automated transmission that is 199 lb (90 kg) lighter than the previous option and a new column-mounted shifter to improve fuel economy and driver ergonomics on Peterbilt and Kenworth models.
2017-09-07
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A confident Nikola Motors CEO confirms the promising Nikola One electric Class 8 truck remains on schedule and on target in the mission to eliminate emissions from over-the-road haulers.
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.
2017-08-08
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The two new electric-powered buses incorporate the latest technologies in electric motors, batteries and control systems. The electric power option comes on top of a varied assortment of fuel sources that Blue Bird offers.
2017-08-03
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Engineers are adding sensors, more powerful micros and faster networks as they automate tasks and pave the way to autonomy.
2017-08-01
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Keeping exhaust heat only where it is wanted is a fresh challenge for the commercial vehicle and off-highway equipment industries.
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.
2017-07-22
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Dr. Xinqun Gui, manager of technology, control systems and emissions compliance for John Deere Power Systems, considers himself to be “fairly conservative” in terms of his powertrain outlook: “I think the internal combustion engine as we know it today still has a pretty long life ahead.” Even so, his expectations for improvements in engine “intelligence,” aftertreatment packaging, and machine electrification are anything but conservative.
2017-07-18
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The SmartCap telematics device can be used to monitor new and existing Perkins mechanical and electronic engines, sending data directly to the Perkins My Engine App.
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.
2017-07-07
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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.
2017-07-05
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The truck maker has announced the first intelligent axle that actively controls oil regulation inside the unit, which boosts fuel economy by up to 0.5%.
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.
2017-06-09
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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.
2017-05-31
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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.
2017-05-16
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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.
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