Ram’s official move to adopt the SAE J2807 towing standard for validating all three (1500, 2500, and 3500) of its pickup weight classes raises the competitive bar for the industry's other pickup players. Meanwhile, Ford has engineered its latest F-450 with half the GCVW capability of a Class-8 tractor-trailer.
The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW).
The newly named Johnson Controls Vehicle Engineering Laboratory, on the Lawrence Technological University campus in Michigan, will serve the energy-storage-system supplier and benefit LTU engineering students.
Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group’s Wahl DST500-FM temperature indicator with fixed probes is a high-accuracy, wide-range thermometer designed for hazardous locations where accurate and reliable temperature monitoring is critical.
Schmitt Industries announces availability of the AR 2000 line, with special capabilities for distance measurement on hot surfaces—e.g., red hot, glowing steel, and for outdoor use in bright lighting conditions with high constant or stray light levels.
AB Dynamics’ updated suspension parameter measuring machine (SPMM), the SPMM5000, is a fixed ground plane kinetics and compliance test machine that measures suspension parameters and characteristics like the SPMM4000 on which it is based.
Given the pace of innovation, the goal of autonomy and automation will force more and more features into the electronics of off-highway vehicles, according to Ian Fountain, NI's Director of Application Segments.