IN THIS ISSUE:
Heavy-duty engine design
Increasing regulations and market demands call for cleaner, more durable and fuel-efficient engines. Developers rely on CAE simulation, enhanced test methods and 3D printing to keep up.
Switching to comfort mode
Switches, knobs and touch panels evolve to reduce operator fatigue.
Big on prognostics
Smart data-analyzing procedures that support predictive maintenance will help to significantly increase the uptime of heavyduty vehicles. The “Evolution of Big Data” symposium at SAE COMVEC 2018 addresses such critical topics.
Starship road trip
Optimized aerodynamics and production-ready technologies propel Shell’s Class 8 concept to a 248% freight-ton-efficiency improvement.