Hyliion's electric-drive system hybridizes the trailer portion of the tractor-trailer combination and uses regenerative braking to capture power, possibly saving the trucking industry billions in fuel costs. The company recently won the grand prize in the 2016 "Create the Future" Design Contest for the technology.
One of the biggest issues in bringing forward new designs is the length of time that it takes to agree to a new specification, research and evaluate the alternative features and configurations, and then embark on a development program that will take the design to flight testing and ultimately operational service.
COMSOL made its name with an emphasis on multiphysics CAE simulation in an era of single discipline codes. Advancing the size of models and a specialized Rotordynamics module, the company is continuing to emphasize power along with convenience in solving complex, difficult simulation problems.
Designed to meet the future needs of global markets, the 13.6-L engine from John Deere Power Systems offers customers increased efficiency, installation flexibility and power in a more compact package.
Workhorse has released the W-15 E-REV pickup truck dedicated to the light-duty fleet truck market. To meet customers needs nationwide, Workhorse partnered with Ryder System for distribution and service.
Heavy-duty trucks have been using telematics for years to communicate a relatively narrow view of engine status. Manufacturers and fleet operators are now looking at the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide an expanded view of truck health, says Bsquare's Dave McCarthy.
The fusing of emerging technologies from the aerospace materials sector and biological sciences are now, for the first time, heading toward the prospect of growing parts, systems, and, ultimately, perhaps whole aircraft.
The new Endevco model 7264H from Meggitt Sensing Systems is an optimally gas-damped accelerometer for automotive safety testing with target applications that include pedestrian safety, military vehicle and sled testing.