SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

October 4-6, 2016

Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

SuperTruck Vehicle Displays

Come and see the large vehicle static displays from:

Peterbilt Cummins Inc.
The Peterbilt 579 exhibited by the Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck team is powered by the recently unveiled Cummins X15 Performance Series and incorporates many of the key engine and vehicle technologies that were developed and demonstrated in its successful U.S. DOE-partnered SuperTruck program completed in 2014. The integrated powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic technologies have successfully completed rigorous validation with many of these technologies and features available today in the Peterbilt 579 EPIQ. The Cummins X15 starts production in Q4-2016. The Cummins-Peterbilt team is now embarking on DOE’s SuperTruck 2 program with increased focus on cost effectiveness of advanced high efficiency features, all aimed at potential future customer and regulatory requirements, and ultimately a sustainable freight transportation system.

Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) SuperTruck program achieved 115% efficiency improvement, surpassing the DOE program’s goal of 50% improvement. During the development of the SuperTruck, DTNA engineers investigated how high-risk, high-reward technologies used in other industries could be applied to Class 8 vehicles. In the end, DTNA’s final SuperTruck demonstrator ran a five-day, 312-mi (502-km) round-trip route on Texas interstates, at a weight of 65,000 lb (29,500 kg) GVWR at a speed of 65 mph (105 km/h), where it achieved an average result of 12.2 mpg.

Inspiration Truck Inspiration Truck
Innovation is in our DNA. The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States, showcasing what is possible through the energy of infinite inspiration. The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is a realistic vision of the future, combining the latest technological developments already deployed in today’s modern on-highway trucks with exciting breakthroughs in safety and connectivity that hold the promise to reduce highway congestion and improve the environment.

International Truck
Formed in 1902, International Truck is a leading producer of medium-, heavy-duty, and severe service commercial vehicles. Its products, parts, and services are sold through a network of over 700 dealer outlets in North America. International Truck is a subsidiary of Navistar International Corp., a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates also produce IC Bus brand school and commercial buses.

M-ATV With TerraMax Oshkosh Corp.
The Oshkosh TerraMax UGV technology delivers both force protection and force multiplier capabilities to the modern battlefield. Vehicles outfitted with the TerraMax system provide a force protection advantage by removing operators from the vehicles entirely, and creating a safe standoff distance from threats such as improvised explosive device attacks. The TerraMax UGV technology can enable a traditional tactical vehicle, such as the M-ATV or the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV), into a fully integrated autonomous vehicle system that can serve as a force multiplier by enabling a single operator to supervise up to five unmanned vehicles during convoy, reconnaissance and route clearance operations.

The Oshkosh JLTV is the next-generation light tactical wheeled vehicle with an unprecedented combination of protection, mobility, transportability, and net-ready systems integration that delivers the network capability of a mobile command center. The Oshkosh JLTV delivers the latest in automotive technologies, the Oshkosh Core1080 crew protection system, and the Oshkosh TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system to provide the ultimate combination of protection and mobility. The JLTV Family of Vehicles is comprised of two variants, a two seat and a four seat variant, as well as a companion trailer.

Volvo Group North America
VNL64T670 with Enhanced Fuel Efficiency: bumper, flared chassis fairings, roof fairing updates, chassis packaging, cooling fan and fan clutch, I-Shift cooler, application specific powertrain solutions, optimized under hood and complete vehicle airflow characteristics, reduced wheelbase, optimized trailer gap, improved serviceability, and substantial fuel savings.

Executive Leadership

  • Daimler Trucks

Platinum Sponsors

  • Continental
  • Siemens

Gold Sponsors

  • Eaton
  • Softing

Silver Sponsors

  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • John Deere

Bronze Sponsors

  • AVL
  • CGN
  • Navistar
  • Oshkosh
  • Sears Seating

Conference Supporters

  • Corning
  • DPNA
  • Mahle
  • Mathworks
  • OEM Off-Highway