Automated systems in airplanes have garnered attention in the news over the past year, which may negatively impact the development of these systems for future aircraft. An experienced pilot was interviewed to gain further insight into how automated systems have been integrated into planes over the last century
Hydrogen fuel cell powertrains provide significant weight and space saving advantages over battery electric ones for heavy-duty trucks. This allows for similar packaging to current trucks and minimal design alterations for the new power source.
Automated vehicles are coming, but is the industry and the public ready? The automotive industry once questioned whether electric motors would replace the internal combustion engine (ICE) as the primary powertrain option for consumers. Today, the industry is facing a similar challenge regarding the adoption of automated vehicles.
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan’s largest technology R&D institution, has announced a new material designed to increase cycle life and improve recyclability of lithium batteries.
The supplier has released a more advanced driver monitor for large trucks and buses that can be integrated into new vehicles or ones now on the road. Initially released for Japan, it will be expanding to North America and other markets in 2019.
The truck maker has announced a new 12-speed PACCAR automated transmission that is 199 lb (90 kg) lighter than the previous option and a new column-mounted shifter to improve fuel economy and driver ergonomics on Peterbilt and Kenworth models.