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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.
2009-04-30
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Hybrid truck developers have focused on using batteries to drive vehicles, but some are now expanding that focus. A growing number of design teams are using battery packs to power a range of auxiliary functions.
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.
2016-08-02
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For design teams focused on aftertreatment, removing size has become almost as important as removing emissions. Combining catalysts, improving filters and integrating sensors are a few of the techniques being used to minimize package sizes.
2016-07-11
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In harsh environments, relatively small problems like corrosion in a bearing can stop multi-million dollar vehicles where they stand. SKF and Textron are betting that bearings made with high nitrogen corrosion resistant (HNCR) stainless steel technology can reduce downtime on a military landing craft.
2014-03-14
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Biofuel research continues to advance as off-highway engineers develop new techniques that will let engines run on varying mixtures.
2013-03-07
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Many suppliers feel off-highway owners will find much to like with hybrids, and some are unveiling hybrids that use either hydraulic or electric power to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while also improving performance.
2011-09-29
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Hybrid and electric vehicles are being eyed by the military, which has often found it difficult to supply fuel when many vehicles are on the move. But a number of challenges must be overcome before warfighters see electrified vehicles in the field.
2010-11-01
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Shutting off the engine at stoplights, rail crossings, and other places where drivers stop for a while can provide solid improvements in fuel economy. Most European carmakers have adopted this technology, and components suppliers such as Hella and ZMD are predicting that U.S. automakers will follow suit as they push to meet new fuel economy requirements.
2010-09-09
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FlexRay networks have seen steady growth since first hitting the roads in 2006, but the technology is still struggling to gain acceptance beyond German luxury carmakers. Many engineers have opted to stick with multiple CAN (controller area network) buses, while some are studying ethernet’s viability.
2016-01-08
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Most electric off-highway vehicles are relatively small vehicles that have small power requirements compared to some construction and agriculture behemoths. Hybrids fit more use cases.
2009-10-14
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Buses account for a high percentage of U.S. emissions, prompting an industry-wide push to reduce pollutant output. Alternatives such as natural gas and even gasoline hybrids are getting increased attention as regulators and vehicle owners try to balance conservation and cost.
2012-02-20
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Electric motors are becoming more widespread in vehicles as electric power steering and stop-start add to the volumes used by hybrid and electric vehicles. This growth is driving demand for power handling devices that are smaller yet still provide high current capabilities.
2008-06-19
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Emissions regulations are prompting changes in the backup generation market. Suppliers in all ranges of the gen-set market are rolling out efficient, clean-running stationary engines.
2008-06-19
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Parker Hannifin’s Runwise technology is based on an energy recovery system that collects energy when brakes are applied and when the engine is idling, storing this energy in a hydraulic accumulator. The hybrid technology was developed in conjunction with Autocar, a garbage truck developer, but Parker is also examining systems that can be used in wheel loaders and other vehicles that often start and stop.
2014-01-15
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Digital controls are handling more engine control tasks on a wider range of aircraft.
2013-04-29
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Pratt & Whitney is quickly ramping up its capabilities for additive manufacturing, using parts made with additive processes on an engine that is being tested on a new Bombardier jet. The engine manufacturer also christened a new laboratory that will focus on this rapidly emerging manufacturing technique.
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.
2013-03-11
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While hybrid technology is helping some suppliers meet changing fuel and emissions expectations, engine makers are leaving no stone unturned as they attempt to reduce emissions and fuel consumption without reducing performance.
2008-06-09
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Yet another application is poised to switch from metal to plastic. Mann+Hummel unveiled a plastic oilpan at April’s SAE World Congress, saying the technology is already designed into a model year 2009 North American vehicle.
2013-12-06
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The push to trim fuel consumption and emissions may prompt aircraft manufacturers to adopt some of the electric motor technologies used in hybrid cars and trucks.
2010-01-20
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Suppliers are forging mergers and building new facilities to position themselves for growth in emerging markets such as electrified vehicles, LED lighting, and versatile infotainment. Manufacturers in various industries see the chance to expand their shipments to OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers as the industry makes dramatic changes in powertrains, lighting, and infotainment, opening the doors for new suppliers.
2012-04-30
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Performance and reliability are key factors for a new powertrain microcontroller from Freescale Semiconductor, but security is also an important factor in the design. Concerns about hackers and owners who want to tweak emissions are driving a new emphasis on protecting data.
2010-04-14
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The drive to find lighter-weight engines that offer more power continues to spark start-up companies. Two of them, Vengeance Power Inc. and WaveTech Engines, Inc. displayed their first physical prototypes at the 2010 SAE World Congress.
2013-04-18
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The high quality of diagnostic information is driving a change in the way these data are being used. Vehicle designers are devising techniques that use this information to determine when components and systems are going out of range, which indicates that it’s time for maintenance.
2008-11-21
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As fuel-cell technology makes progress in research labs, forklifts are serving as a proving grounds. Crown Equipment Corp. has developed a range of fuel-cell vehicles, striving to take the technology beyond research into production.
2008-10-02
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The growing adoption of biodiesel fuels, combined with the increasing percentages of biodiesel in those blends, is prompting changes in many conventional engine components.
2008-06-19
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The battery-powered hybrid technology used throughout the automotive industry is making its way into the off-highway marketplace. Volvo Construction Equipment demonstrated a prototype of its L220F hybrid wheel loader at ConExpo, saying the vehicle can save fuel and extend engine lifetimes.
2016-08-02
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Semiconductors are tiny compared to the off-highway vehicles that carry them, but their thermal issues aren’t small. Keeping the sub-micron elements of a chip cool is a major challenge for the developers of electronic controls.
2009-02-09
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The transition to Tier 4 engine technologies is prompting major changes in engine technologies. But it’s also triggering significant modifications in the way Caterpillar designs its engines.
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