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2012-04-13
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Two advanced heavy-truck concepts revealed at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show—the Freightliner Revolution Innovation Truck and Peterbilt’s Model 587 Technology Truck—attempted to capture what the truck interior of the future will look and feel like. Personal connectivity is a big part of that future.
2012-09-21
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After roughly a decade of research into dedicated short range communications (DSRC), U.S. government agencies are preparing to decide whether to mandate adoption.
2009-03-05
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American Honda Motor Co. Inc. has introduced a Class 8 hybrid diesel-electric truck into its fleet at its Alpharetta, GA, parts center. The SmartWay-certified Peterbilt Model 386 hybrid truck is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by almost 10,000 ton (9070 t) per year, compared to its diesel counterpart.
2009-02-27
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Vehicles on urban delivery and collection routes and buses are perhaps some of the more obvious beneficiaries of hybrid power systems, where the continual stop/start driving cycles offer many opportunities to recover and recycle braking energy.
2015-09-03
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Dr. Phil Stephenson, General Manager of PACCAR Technical Center, and co-chairman for the SAE 2015 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (ComVEC), discusses several major topics affecting on- and off-highway commercial vehicles, including emissions regulations, embedded software, 24-V electrification, operator assistance technologies, and cybersecurity.
2016-05-19
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PACCAR and Allison Transmission engineers are working together on an engineering program to release the fully automatic Allison TC10 in Kenworth T680 and T880 and Peterbilt Models 567 and 579 with both PACCAR and Cummins engines.
2014-09-08
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The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a prototype tractor-trailer developed to demonstrate the possibilities of future transport, and the truck is not the only place where innovation reigns. The trailer body is built almost exclusively with carbon fiber, and it incorporates other technologies such as advanced adhesives and low-profile LED lighting.
2014-08-27
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As part of the U.S. DOE SuperTruck program that was awarded to Cummins and Peterbilt Motors, a series of investigations was conducted on the aerodynamic ramifications of traffic. One such investigation, carried out by experts from Peterbilt and design software provider Exa Corp., focuses on the impact of traffic conditions on aerodynamic drag for typical tractor-trailer separation distances at typical highway speeds.
2013-04-15
Article
DAF will be the first Paccar company to use the new MX-11 engine from fall 2013, while Kenworth and Peterbilt are expected to offer the MX-11 from 2015.
2017-06-02
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Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles will feature a new proprietary front axle using an innovative tapered kingpin roller bearing, beginning in the third quarter of 2017.
2017-09-11
Article
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.
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