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Hot for Powertrain

2014-02-18
With over 800 technical papers focused on powertrain, and three days of high-value expert discussions, the 2014 SAE World Congress is a must for anyone working to advance vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions reduction. And there’s a two-day advanced ICE symposium to kick it off.
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Next steps for fuel cell technology

2014-03-07
Systems costs are coming down while fueling infrastructure is going up in key regions. But is fuel cell technology ready to provide a truly viable alternative to advanced ICEs and hybrids?
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Power struggle produces eSupercharger

2015-10-27
Claimed to be the “world’s most power dense variable speed electric motor,” Aeristech's novel boosting device was designed to solve a major challenge facing downsized engines.
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Tier 4 diesels

2014-02-19
Isuzu Diesel is introducing a complete line of Tier 4 diesel engines for industrial and commercial applications at ConExpo 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Corrosion resistance ranking

2017-05-11
Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s (Southfield, MI) new process for ranking the corrosion resistance of diesel cylinder liner materials will enable it to supply even more durable components for the most challenging applications.
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Demand grows for electrified off-highway machines

2017-05-16
Improved productivity and maintenance requirements are attractive benefits driving the growth of hybridization and electrification in various off-highway segments and on-highway heavy-duty vehicles. Ultimately, it all comes down to payback, says Chris Mays, Commercial Vehicle – Senior Technical Specialist at BorgWarner.
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Wärtsilä virtualizes marine engine design and testing

2017-05-31
The costs of building and running prototype engines are high, but they’re extremely daunting when each cylinder of a marine engine provides more than 1000 kW (1340 hp). That’s prompted Wärtsilä to invest heavily in hardware and software so modeling, simulation and virtual testing can be used to shorten development time and ensure that all design requirements are met.
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The future of off-highway drivelines

2017-05-16
Cummins recently announced trials of future driveline concepts for off-highway equipment. Its focus is on energy diversity, providing a range of powertrain solutions for customers: clean diesel, renewables, natural gas, gasoline, hybrids and electric power, notes Shelley Knust, Executive Director - Off-Highway Engineering.
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Schaeffler tech demonstrator achieves 15% CO2 reduction

2014-01-14
An independent testing institute recently confirmed a fuel-economy improvement of more than 15% on a MY2013 Ford Escape retrofitted with Schaeffler's AWD disconnect clutch and a number of other technologies that were designed and developed in North America.
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Supercharging advances with clutches

2015-07-31
With an electromagnetic clutch located between the drive pulley and supercharger rotors, the blower can be disengaged during idle, light throttle, and cruising situations.
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