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2008-12-15
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The EPA recently approved rules that require heavy-duty trucks over 14,000 lb to be equipped with an onboard diagnostic system. The rule applies to trucks with a gasoline or diesel engine. Trucks under 14,000 lb already are under EPA mandate.
2011-10-04
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Plug Power says lead-acid batteries have the disadvantage of requiring a large infrastructure for recharging.
2011-11-09
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Kawasaki Motor Corp. is the first company to use a new combination of SAE standards in certifying the power ratings of small engines, potentially spurring competitors to do likewise.
2012-07-09
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Two makers of energy-storage devices recently announced projects involving the capture of energy from train braking that otherwise would be lost as heat.
2009-08-03
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The European Union published a new regulation containing the next level of emissions requirements for heavy-duty vehicles, known as Euro VI. The regulation was published July 18, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
2009-08-03
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With few exceptions, a revised U.S. regulation on braking requires that new heavy-truck tractors be able to stop in 250 ft when loaded to their gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and tested at 60 mph.
2009-09-08
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Offering a range of tests covering a large number of variables, a new SAE recommended practice, J2721, aims to improve the corrosion resistance of parts and assemblies used in medium- and heavy-duty trucks, trailers, and buses.
2009-10-06
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Australia on Sept. 22 published a design rule, ADR 84/00, requiring trucks with a GVW greater than 12,000 kg to be fitted with a device to prevent smaller vehicles (i.e., passenger cars) from under-running them in a frontal impact.
2009-10-14
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With an eye toward better serving the heavy-duty market, Shell Lubricants is introducing a new Rotella product and improving an existing one as part of a new initiative (including a marketing element) falling under the Energized Protection banner.
2009-03-02
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Daimler Trucks North America LLC has opened a $300 million plant in Mexico to produce the Freightliner brand's new flagship heavy-duty truck, the Cascadia. Annual capacity at the Saltillo, Coahuila, plant in northern Mexico is 30,000 units.
2009-05-21
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Specifics have not been released, but motor coaches sold in the U.S. will be required, at some point, to have seatbelts. An official proposal to that effect is expected sometime this year, according to testimony given May 18 to the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection by the Acting Deputy Administrator of NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), Ronald Medford.
2008-12-15
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CARB (California Air Resources Board) on Dec. 12 adopted several measures designed to reduce emissions from heavy-duty diesel-powered trucks. The measures are contained in two sets of rules. The Statewide Truck and Bus rule will require owners of in-use heavy-duty diesel trucks to install exhaust filters under a phase-in schedule that calls for 100% compliance by 2014.
2008-12-22
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The city of Burbank, CA, has been selected as a national test market for Proterra LLC's HFC35 plug-in/fuel-cell composite-body bus, with trials slated to begin in spring 2009. The bus—which employs fuel cells developed by Hydrogenics Corp., fast-charge (full recharge in 6 min) batteries by Altairnano, and an electric propulsion system by UQM—can travel 250 mi (400 km) before recharging and offers double the fuel economy of a bus powered by a diesel engine, according to the city.
2009-02-04
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Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd. and Daimler AG have agreed to form a 50-50 joint venture for manufacture of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in China. The JV will benefit from Daimler’s technology leadership, especially in the area of diesel engines, according to Daimler.
2013-08-13
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Imagine a tiny self traveling along in one of the air-powered containers used in drive-through banks. That thought experiment (or something akin to it) happened at some point in the mind of the boldly entrepreneurial Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk, and on Aug. 12 he began to publicly push his tube-and-air concept in earnest.
2013-12-21
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With forecasts that demand for natural gas as a transportation fuel will grow substantially over the next six years—reaching more than 2 billion ft³ per day by 2020—the SAE International Truck and Bus Council has launched an effort to develop relevant SAE standards.
2014-03-05
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Previously having been strictly a contract manufacturer for Westport Innovations, Delphi Automotive under a new agreement will co-develop with Westport new high-pressure natural-gas fuel injectors, the companies jointly announced March 3.
2014-10-22
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As someone who benefited greatly from college scholarships, the Chair of SAE International’s Scholarship Committee, Ken Wolfgram, doesn’t want anyone to miss the upcoming application deadlines.
2014-09-23
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At the recent Battery Show in Novi, MI, Enerdel showcased two applications for its battery technologies--one for high energy, one for high power.
2012-12-28
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The hybrid technology used in the 336E H was developed by Caterpillar in-house and is used to move the machine's upper structure.
2012-12-13
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While John Deere is enjoying success with its existing JDLink connectivity technology, it is exploring new forms of connectivity such as mobile devices.
2013-03-11
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Scania and Siemens are teaming to develop hybrid trucks that draw electrical current conductively from overhead wires or inductively from energy-transmitting devices embedded in the road. “Full-scale demonstration of electrified road sections can quickly become a reality through this partnership,” Henrik Henriksson, Executive Vice President and head of Scania’s Sales and Marketing, said in a March 11 press release that contained few technical details.
2013-05-17
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Caterpillar chooses hydraulic hybrid technology rather than electric hybrid technology for its 336E H.
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