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.
Engine manufacturer Deutz AG and Liebherr Machines Bulle S.A., developer and producer of diesel and gas engines, recently agreed on the key aspects of a strategic alliance for worldwide distribution of diesel engines.
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 3500E, the latest iteration of Caterpillar’s venerable 3500 engine family, also provides enhanced durability and longer life before overhauls, and it maintains existing form factors, so rebuilds and replacements can be utilized with minimal infrastructure changes.