SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering

October 2018

    • Are higher voltage architectures imminent?
      As the limitations of current 12V architectures become more apparent, the commercial vehicle industry could be on the verge of adopting 48V. The only question is, will improvements in other technologies offer something better?
    • Sensing changes in autonomous trucks
      Requirements for sensors and controls for commercial vehicles differ significantly from those used for cars.
    • Many paths lead to reduced emissions
      A wide range of ICE technologies are needed to meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations.
    • Quotes from COMVEC 2018
      Industry leaders spoke extensively about all things autonomous-ADAS, big data, connectivity, cybersecurity, machine learning-at the annual SAE event. Here's some of what they had to say.
    • Fuel-cell Class 8-take 2.0
      With a longer-range and more-refined fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck, Toyota aims to eventually eliminate emissions from trucks serving increasingly congested California ports.
    • Editorial
      Bring innovation, disruption in-house
    • Adding 3D printing to design, manufacturing processes
    • Upstream devoted to truck cybersecurity threats
    • Jacobs employs cylinder deactivation in HD engines to lower CO2, NOx
    • Emissions reductions continue to disrupt CV industry
    • Mercedes doubles down on electric vans and buses, considers fuel cells
    • Off-road bus from Torsus transports to hard-to-reach places
    • Q&A
      Perkins pursues plug-and-play connectivity