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2016-12-15
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2016-11-22
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2016-11-17 ...
  • November 17-18, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Driven by the need for lower emissions, better fuel economy and higher efficiency, hybrid vehicles are appearing in many different configurations on today's roadways. While the powertrain components such as the drive motor, motor controller and cooling system are somewhat familiar to the automotive industry, the battery systems are a relatively unfamiliar aspect. This seminar will introduce participants to the concepts of hybrid vehicles, their missions and the role of batteries in fulfilling those requirements.
2016-11-07 ...
  • November 7-9, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Increased public pressure to improve commercial truck safety and new stopping distance regulations have intensified the need to better understand the factors influencing heavy vehicle braking performance. To assist individuals and their organizations in preparing for these new truck braking standards, this seminar focuses attendees on understanding medium-duty hydraulic brake systems and heavy-duty air brake systems and how both systems' performance can be predicted, maintained and optimized.
2016-11-01 ...
  • November 1-10, 2016 (4 Sessions) - Live Online
Training / Education Online Web Seminars
Electric drives are found in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, as well as battery electric vehicles. More than two million hybrid vehicles worldwide utilize electric drive components, and battery technology has matured enough to enable major manufacturers to develop light-duty and commercial electric vehicles for mass production and sale beginning in 2010-2012. It is also likely that many conventional vehicles will incorporate some form of idle-stop or stop-start system comprised of a low-output electric drive, as an integral part of efforts to meet U.S. CAFE fuel economy standards and EU CO2 emission requirements.
2016-10-25
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2016-10-24
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This session covers fuel cell advances from vehicle manufacturers in the first stage of series production FCEVs. In addition, there are modeling studies and evaluation of components mainly in PEM fuel cell systems, hydrogen storage and hydrogen fueling.
2016-10-17 ...
  • October 17-18, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) and Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) technology model offerings and production volumes continue to accelerate with each model year. Advanced technology vehicle populations are significantly increasing throughout the world, making it vital for engineers, technicians, and educators to have a thorough understanding of these technologies and systems.
2016-10-04
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2016-09-27
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2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8006
John Reid, Stewart Moorehead, Alex Foessel, Julian Sanchez
A transformation of agriculture began reached commercial maturity at the beginning of this century that has provided increased customer value from the basis of automating steering system control in crop production systems. The maturity of this technology has led to increased machine system productivity over the last decade leading to increasingly integrated solutions with increased customer value in terms of comfort and productivity. This sets agricultural production ecosystem on a course of new forms of innovation opportunity at the worksite level that is being greatly accelerated by the maturity of the technologies supporting cyber-physical systems. This paper will review the progress from the perspective of the customer value and the industry execution of autonomous driving technologies and will describe the pathways to autonomous worksites, in addition to the challenges to the industry with the emergence of new business models for autonomy.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8027
Stefan Steidel, Thomas Halfmann, Manfred Baecker, Axel Gallrein
Rolling resistance and tread wear of tires do particularly influence the maintenance costs of commercial vehicles. Although the tire labeling is established in Europe, it is meanwhile well-known that, due to the respective test procedures, these labels do not hold in realistic application scenarios in the field. This circumstance arises from the development phase of tires, where the respective performance properties are mainly evaluated in tire/wheel standalone scenarios in which the wide range of usage variability of commercial vehicles cannot be considered adequately. Within this article we address a method to predict indicators for rolling resistance and tread wear of tires in realistic application scenarios considering application-based factors of influence like specific customers, operation circumstances, regional dependencies, fleet specific characteristics etc. Moreover, the prescribed methodology may also be transferred to the prediction of fuel consumption and emission.
2016-09-27
Technical Paper
2016-01-8061
Thomas Howell, Bruce Swanbon, Justin Baltrucki, Alan Steines, Nancy Neff, Biao Lu
Heavy duty valvetrains continue have evolved over the last 20 years with the integration of engine braking into the valvetrain. Jacobs Vehicle Systems have developed the High Power Density engine brake that doubles the low speed retarding power and increases high speed retarding power. The system works by converting the engine from a 4 stroke during positive power into a 2 stroke for retarding. This provides substantial retarding power at cruise engine speeds reducing the need to downshift in order to control the vehicle, compensates for reduction in natural vehicle retarding due to aerodynamic and friction enhancements, and enables the same vehicle retarding power with a smaller displacement engine as engine downsizing becomes prevalent.
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