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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.
2017-08-22
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Digital data is expanding to include equipment on the factory floor, making it possible for designers and manufacturers alike to model and simulate nearly everything before vehicles and their production lines exist in the real world.
2017-08-08
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Reconfigurable processors, which have seen growing use in rapidly-changing infotainment systems, are expanding into advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) as safety systems become more sophisticated.
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.
2017-08-03
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The amount of software and data used by more sophisticated digital systems is likely to surpass the capabilities of flash embedded on microcontrollers, forcing engineers to add discrete flash memory to the BOM.
2017-07-13
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Over the next several years, more equipment will add automated systems that pave the way to autonomous operations. Much of the control technology will be borrowed from passenger cars. However, the challenges facing design engineers creating off-highway equipment sensor systems are far more complex.
2017-06-27
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Automotive suppliers and companies from other fields are jockeying to team up with the right group of partners to provide services for the growing "ecosystem" of connected vehicles and smart cities.
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.
2017-05-08
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Many autonomous driving plans call for deploying a handful of solid state Lidar sensors on each vehicle, but the Lidar modules used on today’s prototype vehicles are all mechanical systems with moving parts. That’s prompted huge interest in solid-state Lidar, with OEMs and suppliers racing to invest in non-mechanical technologies.
2017-05-08
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Artificial intelligence has the potential to vastly advance automated driving and other aspects of automotive safety. But developers must determine how to mitigate undesirable side-effects.
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.
2017-04-06
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The number of threats will increase rapidly as more vehicles are connected, and vulnerabilities on older vehicles will be in constant need of updating.
2017-04-06
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Connectivity promises to bring a wealth of information to drivers, but it also poses vexing privacy issues. Figuring out where to store all the data related to connectivity is also puzzling for service providers.
2017-04-06
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Low temperature combustion (LTC) remains an area of high interest with extensive research, even though many challenges must still be overcome before LTC sees commercial acceptance.
2017-04-05
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V2I proponents are pressing forward in a technology that they contend will become a mainstay for autonomous vehicles. As the technology matures, paying for a roadside infrastructure is becoming a key issue.
2017-04-04
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Mentor Graphics’ hardware/software platform eschews smart sensors, performing all processing in a centralized control module.
2017-04-03
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Commercial vehicles are at the forefront of the Internet of Things movement, leveraging the connectivity that many have deployed for years. Equipment manufacturers are using IoT connections to improve their manufacturing operations, upgrade diagnostics to prognostics and improve maintenance operations.
2017-03-17
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Reducing fuel consumption was a focal point of several trucks unveiled in March. Electric drivetrains and four-cylinder engines were among the tactics unveiled at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
2017-03-17
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Commercial vehicles are beginning to adopt alternative energy sources, but the transition remains slow. Batteries and an array of renewable fuels are seeing more usage, but costs and infrastructure remain hindrances for these fragmented technologies.
2017-02-17
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As ground vehicles employ more electronic sensing, control and communication systems, design engineers are increasingly utilizing more commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modules. Though COTS slashes development time and costs, it’s still difficult for many military users to find COTS boards that meet their low-volume demands for ruggedization and redundancy.
2017-01-18
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as a mainstay of automated driving technologies, sparking a number of partnerships, product announcements—and safety concerns.
2017-01-07
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Vehicles are becoming more closely linked to consumer electronics. Robert Bosch is hoping to leverage its leadership in vehicle and home electronics as mobility and the Internet of Things collide.
2016-12-23
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After years of promoting V2V communications, the NHTSA appears poised to mandate the safety technology. But there's industry concern about security issues and competition from 5G cellular links.
2016-11-28
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If there’s any doubt that connectivity is the next wave for advanced features and functions, it should dissipate after CES 2017. A multitude of advances in over the air updates and security will be shown in Las Vegas in January, setting the stage for much of the auto industry’s technology rollouts throughout the year.
2016-11-28
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Human-machine interfaces are changing rapidly and consolidating as radio head units handle more functions and connect to diverse systems inside and outside the vehicle.
2016-11-22
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Emerging markets and technologies are both creating openings for Taiwanese suppliers. China’s burgeoning automotive market is a primary target for companies that focus on OEM sales, while emerging technologies like LEDs and head-up displays (HUD) are also providing opportunities.
2016-11-15
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Connectivity spawns need for security designed-in from the beginning, a complex issue that spans many disciplines.
2016-11-13
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Lengthy automotive development and production cycles have long prevented automakers and startups from working together. While that’s changed a bit, many young companies still find it difficult to work with OEMs.
2016-11-06
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Off-highway cabs are never going to be sanctuaries of silence, but they’re getting closer. Elements as diverse as glass, electronics and push buttons are being selected in part for their benefits in reducing sound levels.
2016-11-04
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The 3500E, the latest iteration of Caterpillar’s venerable 3500 engine family, also provides enhanced durability and longer life before overhauls, and it maintains existing form factors, so rebuilds and replacements can be utilized with minimal infrastructure changes.
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