SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering

August 2017

    • Collaborating on diesel emission control
      Stringent fuel-efficiency and criteria-pollutant standards call for new combustion strategies. The SwRI-led Advanced Combustion Catalyst and Aftertreatment Technologies consortium reinvents existing technologies and experiments with new catalysts to meet standards.
    • More intelligence equals more efficiency, enhanced functionality
      Advanced systems require renewed focus on architectures, processors, sensors and networks.
    • Appraising the potential for platooning in the U.S.
      Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory perform statistical analysis based on a large collection of real-world U.S. truck usage data to estimate the fraction of total miles that are technically suitable for platooning.
    • Connected commercial vehicles bring cybersecurity to the fore
      Connectivity, automation and electrification will largely drive vehicle developments in the coming years, according to experts presenting at the revamped SAE COMVEC 17.
    • Editorial
      Smooth sailing ahead
    • Kubota goes 'big' with first-ever 200-hp diesel engine
    • Double-digit weight loss possible for heavy-duty truck drivelines
    • Model maturity assessment and certification-a vision
    • 'Smart' oil cap brings low-cost connectivity to Perkins engines
    • Daimler launches intelligent truck axle with active oil regulation
    • Sleek design, powertrain advances distinguish Volvo's new VNL trucks
    • Dr. Xinqun Gui, manager of technology, control systems and emissions compliance at John Deere Power Systems, discusses advanced emissions strategies