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2008-06-19
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Using quartz and sapphire components, high-powered lasers and scientific cameras researchers are able to see inside an operating engine—and that vision is proving to be a valuable aid for finding ways to reduce diesel emissions. Could this research hold the key to maximizing the benefits of low-temperature diesel combustion without incurring the typical emissions penalty?
2008-06-19
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Set for North American launch in 2008, Daimler’s new 14.8-L DD15 diesel introduces a turbo compound system that delivers up to 50 hp (37 kW) to the engine’s flywheel with no fuel penalty, and a hydraulically amplified common-rail fuel system that can deliver up to five injection events per combustion cycle. The four-engine family will share parts and some modules, with alternate versions to satisfy local regulations in Europe and Japan.
2011-02-05
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Federal-Mogul's latest evolution of pistons, cylinder liners, and bearings are stronger and more durable than ever, making the new designs capable of handling the increased cylinder pressures and thermal loads produced by highly boosted heavy-duty diesel engines.
2008-06-19
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The ability to receive a real-time status report about what is happening with a trailer being towed by a vehicle fitted with a system that combines electronics, power switching, and connectors is edging closer to mass-production reality.
2008-05-18
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AVL, a provider of powertrain engineering, test systems, simulation software, and instrumentation products, expects to double its Michigan-based staff in the next five years in order to meet industry needs.
2011-10-07
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The world's first series hydraulic hybrid transit bus has tallied an overall average of 6.9 mpg, doubling the fuel efficiency of conventional diesel buses and surpassing by 30% the mpg average of hybrid-electric buses.
2011-12-16
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Ford Motor Co. is prepping a next-generation Transit van for the North American market as part of ongoing upgrades to its commercial vehicle (CV) lineup. Ford is also working with Azure Dynamics to develop a plug-in hybrid-electric Super Duty F-450/F-550, with production likely starting in 2014.
2012-06-08
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The supplier's newest commercial-truck tire provides long tread life without dinging an over-the-road vehicle's fuel economy numbers.
2012-08-27
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A wider, longer radar beam range and the ability to detect stationary objects are key upgrades to a collision mitigation system, one of three safety products recently unveiled by Meritor WABCO for the commercial-vehicle market.
2012-07-25
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Before designing the new Kenworth T680, engineers made sure they knew the expectations for the Class 8 truck, including the vehicle's HVAC package that features the commercial-truck industry's first automatic temperature control system.
2012-10-09
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New commercial vehicles, onboard storage tanks, and shipping container-sized fueling stations signal the latest CNG products.
2012-09-25
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Development of high-efficiency transmissions appropriate for light-passenger, off-highway, and commercial vehicles is the basis for strategic alliances involving Allison Transmission, Dana, and Fallbrook Technologies.
2009-07-30
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An aftertreatment emissions system for on-highway commercial trucks goes into production later this year, and that three-pronged technology solution is "ideally suited" for off-highway vehicle applications.
2009-09-25
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A Class 8 commercial truck loaded with 159,080 lb (72,160 kg) of concrete and iron was at a standstill two-thirds of the way through a 15% incline, but the upward climb resumed without the tractor-trailer backsliding.
2010-10-08
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Seven months after unveiling an all-electric walk-in van chassis, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. debuted a preproduction aerodynamic delivery truck with the electric powertrain.
2010-10-19
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The supplier's patented RunWise advanced series hydraulic hybrid drivetrain makes its production debut on a garbage collection truck.
2010-03-15
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Nissan is celebrating its 75th year of selling commercial vehicles in Japan, but the automaker's first production commercial van for the U.S. and Canadian markets will reach the marketplace later this year.
2009-01-23
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Delivery vehicles and shuttle buses will use hybrid-electric powertrains that rely on lithium-ion batteries assembled at a U.S. facility. Johnson Controls-Saft and Azure Dynamics recently signed a five-year agreement that has Johnson Controls-Saft providing an advanced 345-V battery system to Azure's North American commercial truck fleet.
2015-10-16
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The Proterra Catalyst all-electric transit bus nabs double-digit miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), vastly outperforming its diesel, compressed natural gas, and diesel hybrid-electric rivals.
2016-07-15
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Mississippi State University's Car of the Future, a hybridized Subaru BRZ with advanced software and 3D-priinted innovations, gets an estimated triple-digit mpg while improving acceleration.
2014-03-24
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A sophomore nabbed the top spot in a steel wheels competition focused on eye-appealing, lightweight-structure concept renderings from Lawrence Technological University design students. The 2014 competition required student designers to use the engineering results from the Steel Market Development Institute’s Lightweight Steel Wheel Project.
2014-06-12
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Five collegiate teams collected four-digit mpg during the 35th running of SAE Supermileage, where 19 custom-designed vehicles competed for the best fuel economy title.
2014-06-04
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Rookie Formula SAE Michigan participant Matt Kramer designed a mechanically automated clutch that won Altair Engineering's first place award for most innovative design at the 2014 competition.
2014-05-12
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Higher fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust emissions are two potential benefits associated with Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI), a dual-fuel combustion strategy being spearheaded by a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
2014-05-21
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The Class 8 demonstrator notched 10.7 mpg with a fully loaded tractor-trailer, representing a 75% fuel-economy increase and a 43% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction compared to a 2009 baseline truck.
2012-10-18
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A high-speed amphibious, single-seat sports vehicle is headed to production after engineers logged more than two million hours developing various patented technologies.
2012-10-23
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A retired military officer who was the development manager for the U.S. Department of Defense's $3 trillion, six-year Future Year Defense Plan wants suppliers to know that the military wants innovative product solutions.
2013-02-07
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The front-wheel-drive 2014 ProMaster is the first commercial vehicle from the Ram brand and the first North American commercial van from the Chrysler Group since the Dodge Sprinter.
2012-12-19
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As the eventual replacement to Ford's E-Series vehicles, the all-new Transit means more configuration choices and the only five-cylinder diesel engine option in North America's commercial van segment.
2013-03-27
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Using the platform of its 2012 eMO four-occupant electric-powered concept car, Tata debuted the eMO-C commercial vehicle during an open house in March at the company's new North American Engineering and Innovation Center.
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