• Autonomous plows ahead
      Agriculture, construction, mining-even marine-are advancing autonomous technology to improve the productivity and safety of vehicles on the job.
    • Expediting engine design
      Simulation tools drive development of the most complex, fuel- efficient and powerful engines ever seen in off-highway applications.
    • Industry 4.0: The smart factory arrives
      The plants that produce vehicles and their high-tech systems are increasingly employing intelligent systems, Big Data and advanced analytics to improve quality, safety and efficiency.
    • The future is not so far-off
    • Enhanced Cat 3500 engine boosts power 20%, trims fuel usage by 10%
    • Phase 2 GHG rules driver for advanced technology, alternative fuels
    • Eaton demonstrates waste heat recovery, variable valve actuation for HD diesels
    • Hyliion develops add-on hybrid system for semi-trailers that reduces fuel consumption by 30%
    • Tech-heavy Iveco Z Truck concept spawns 29 patents
    • EPA's Grundler talks Phase 2 regs
    • The Best of COMVEC 2016
      Autonomous vehicles, improved fuel efficiency and thermal management are among the pressing topics detailed in this select group of technical papers from the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress.
    • Autonomous solutions in agriculture
    • Pneumatically shifted air suspension loading on 6x2 trucks
    • Optimizing waste heat recovery for long-haul trucks
    • Downsizing a HD diesel engine for off-highway applications
    • Fan-shroud optimization for enhanced thermal performance
    • Touch takes hold, switches lend a hand
      Touch screens are becoming the norm, but knobs and switches are often used to improve operator comfort.
    • U.S. Army marches toward driverless future
      TARDEC targets vehicle autonomy with new V2V / V2X test bed in Michigan.
    • Automotive influence on off-highway cabs
    • Cummins goes for big power, low emissions with all-new X-Series heavy-duty diesels
    • Full electric drivetrain for HD vehicles the result of supplier alliance
    • NanoSteel confident its new AHSS is ready for volume production
    • Auxiliary hydraulics highlight productivity focus for Deere reduced-tail-swing excavators
    • Electric power to revolutionize heavy-duty distribution trucks
    • Clearing the air
      Sensors, diagnostics and controls advance to help trap emissions.
    • Bringing the heat on cooling technologies
      Electronic controls, variable-speed fans cool engines, heat aftertreatment systems.
    • 3D printing machines can't be built fast enough
      In the additive manufacturing world, the costs of components are dropping, the technology is becoming more reliable and parts are fabricated faster, allowing industries beyond aerospace to adopt additive technologies, says Oak Ridge Lab's Ryan Dehoff.
    • Big-time 3D printing: building an excavator, layer by layer
    • Commercial vehicles in a digital world
    • Automation, electrification focus of ZF's Innovation Tractor prototype
    • Corrosion-resistant bearings extend equipment lifetimes in severe environments
    • Two-stroke future for heavy-duty engine braking
    • Unique piston design aids HD diesel waste heat recovery
    • NREL cost-effectively eliminates diesel idling to condition Class 8 sleeper cabs
    • Higher levels of connectivity, automation drive commercial vehicle sector: A discussion with Dr. Wilfried Achenbach, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology, Daimler Trucks North America, and Chairman of the SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress
    • Western Star debuts Extreme Duty Offroad package, new 'transformer' chassis
    • Executive viewpoints
      Industry leaders offer their insights on the state of the heavy-duty on- and off-highway industries in this annual series of opinion pieces. The executives share their views on the most pressing technologies and trends shaping their business and the industry moving forward.
    • Annual Product Guide
      Top products from throughout the industry covering technologies such as Powertrain & Energy, Hydraulics, Electronics, and Testing & Simulation.
    • Software's role continues to expand
      Design teams use different technologies to create new software and link systems together.
    • Emissions regulations and engine complexity
      With the European Commission announcing a Stage V criteria emissions regulation for off-highway, scheduled to phase-in as earlly as 2019, there will be an end to a brief era of harmonized new-vehicle regulations. Will this affect an already complex engine development process?
    • Evaluating thermal design of construction vehicles
      CFD simulation is used to evaluate two critical areas that address challenging thermal issues: electronic control units and hot air recirculation.
    • New Komatsu wheel loader with Tier 4F engine consumes 13% less fuel
    • Arctic Cat debuts purpose-built 'snow bike' in 2017 model line
    • Accelerated ash load testing of particulate filters on an automated test rig
    • Origami goes high-tech for potential military applications
    • Autonomous vehicles demonstrate ground-air cooperation
    • Nanotechnology may provide self-cleaning, energy-saving 'smart glass' for vehicles
    • GE scanner enhances defect detection for industrial CT
    • Off-highway hybrids: Opportunities and challenges
      With oil prices declining and emissions regulations in North America 'stabilized,' is there a place for hybrid powertrains in this new world of cheap oil?
    • Looking for a better image
      Display advances are helping to reduce operator fatigue.
    • Charging up electrified powertrains
      Control technologies race forward while batteries improve and adopt standard sizes.
    • Measuring and accounting for suspension
      TARDEC teamed with SEA Ltd. to develop a system to measure the suspension parameters, center of gravity, and moments of inertia of wheeled vehicles in the never ending quest to model and predict vehicle dynamic behavior.
    • Looking at mobility in 2050
      Cuneyt L. Oge begins his term as 2016 SAE International President with a vision about the future of auto- and aero-mobility.
    • Surface Generation speeds composites throughput with one-shot stamp-forming process
    • Argonne centers to focus on expediting commercialization of technology
    • 'Super-precision' cylindrical roller bearings launched by SKF
    • Cummins aims to boost heavy-duty diesel efficiency to 55%
    • Gleaner upgrades cabins, drives on S9 Series Combines
    • Improving heavy-duty engine component efficiencies
      Cylinder deactivation can improve fuel economy by using a reduced number of cylinders that operate at higher loads and thermal efficiency, while other cylinders are turned off, when the engine operates at partial load conditions. A switching roller finger follower is one of the technologies that help make it work.
    • Pumping up hydraulic capabilities
      Electrohydraulic advances keep coming as distributed electronics flex their muscle.
    • Tracking the trends in commercial vehicle communications
      Industry insiders at Molex offer what they think the future may hold for heavy-duty components in 24/7 communications systems.
    • ADAS system validation
      It is crucial that different advanced driver assistance systems functionalities interact seamlessly with existing electronic control unit (ECU) networks.
    • Hot-stamping process from Schuler employs flexible 'pressure controlled hardening'
    • Software's growth shines spotlight on eliminating defects
    • Rugged data-acquisition systems speed tests of off-highway equipment
    • The benefits and advantages of digital signal processing
    • Evaluating new forestry machines in a fraction of the time
    • Doosan introduces Tier 4 Final wheeled excavator
    • HMIs extend beyond the cab
      Telematics functions are being integrated into multi-function user interfaces.
    • Standards step forward in design of off-highway electronics
      Functional safety standards are starting to impact many development projects, while the auto industry's AUTOSAR standard is being deployed to help enable software reuse and simplify designs.
    • Leveraging automotive lightweighting techniques to improve off-highway emissions
      Where systems engineers can gain efficiencies in off-highway equipment is agnostic, they'll take it anywhere, and so they should, but one of the ways, often underestimated, is through the use of strong and lightweight advanced materials.
    • Waste heat recovery for the long haul
      A WHR system based on an organic Rankine cycle has been developed for a long-haul Iveco Stralis truck.
    • Making sense of autonomy
      Industry offers a range of sensors that will free humans from many tasks while also improving reliability, though devising strategies that meet demanding requirements without breaking the bank is no easy challenge.
    • Life-cycle planning-Design and calibration for ultimate efficiency
      The ultimate power of Big Data technologies relies on the implementation of new strategies. Unlike a traditional engine calibration process, in which only calibration test data and model simulation data are used, multiple source data introduced into the adaptive engine calibration process contributes to efficiency and cost reduction.
    • The complicated future of off-highway engines
      Developing an optimum engine is getting tricky now that the European Union has established a Stage V for off-highway engines, and the U.S. has not. What effect will this have on future engine designs?
    • Combustion modeling in heavy-duty diesels
      A focus on the development of a CFD methodology for combustion simulations took two different approaches to model flame propagation, both of which employed detailed chemistry and turbulence chemistry interaction.
    • Executive Viewpoints
      Off-highway industry executives from companies such as BorgWarner, Perkins, Cummins, and Danfoss reflect upon challenges inside, and outside, the industry, and what technologies, innovations, and strategies will need to be implemented to thrive into the long-term future.
    • 16th Annual Product Guide
      Top products from throughout the industry covering technologies such as Powertrain & Energy, Hydraulics, Electronics, and Testing & Simulation.
    • Hydraulics still in control of off-highway needs
      Engineers continue to master electronic controllers and software to help systems manage engine speeds and boost efficiency, to the ultimate benefit of both OEMs and end-users.
    • Off-highway calibration challenges-big and complex
      As the final set of Tier 4 regulations kick in for engines greater than 750 hp (560 kW), calibration efforts must contend with complex engine and aftertreatment systems. Engine manufacturers and service providers deal with this complexity, but does it need to be so?
    • DEF delivery modelling for SCR systems
      Researchers characterize a 0-D model of a urea delivery module, oriented to model-based control and to the simulation of the system response to fault injections finalized to diagnosis validation.
    • Development trends for heavy engines
      Downsizing engine displacement, new materials, friction reduction, and advanced boosting and fuel-injection technologies have demonstrated potential in light-duty vehicles, and implementation is under way. FEV experts provide an outlook of how these technologies can improve the base engine for commercial applications with regard to future emissions and fuel-efficiency requirements.
    • Rotary SI/CI combustion engines: A thing of the future?
      The internal combustion engine enjoys widespread use as an inexpensive and reliable power conversion system. While piston engines date back 150 years, various alternative engine architectures and cycles have been considered.
    • Aftertreatment comes with challenging diagnosis
      Diagnosing engine and aftertreatment systems is forcing design teams to look at new ways to diagnose problems over long vehicle lifetimes.
    • Taking on NVH reduction techniques
      A look at the enhanced durability benefits obtained by changing the polymer composition, manufacturing methods, and design optimization of a powertrain mount for an off-highway vehicle.
    • Making virtual vehicle design a reality
      A new virtual design approach for commercial vehicle concepts allows for purposeful design and integration of new concepts and technologies on the component level in an existing product portfolio, while not neglecting the need for standardization and modularity.
    • Calibration and complexity
      Off-highway engine applications continue to increase in complexity to meet emissions regulations and fuel economy targets as well as to take advantage of advances in electrification and mechatronics. The model-based calibration process has become the industry standard.
    • ECU advances take many paths
      Controllers are evolving rapidly, with a range of microcontrollers distributed throughout the vehicle
    • Working remotely
      A new electrohydraulic steering technology that offers energy efficiency improvement, increased productivity, enhanced safety, and adaptability to operating conditions also has the capacity to support remote operation of a compact wheel loader.
    • QT steels make an impact
      The use of quenchd and tempered steels for dumper bodies reduces weight and fuel consumption while increasing payload capacity and wear life.
    • Putting lightweighting to the test
      Material laws and orientation information are coupled in a single finite element analysis to predict the performance of the hybrid composite beam under a dynamic three point bending load.
    • Screens, cameras provide new look in cabs
      Video inputs are another option showing up on displays that increasingly offer touch control.
    • Big performance in small packages
      By regulating light-duty engine variable speed fans based on heat rejection demands and ambient temperature, consistent power savings over the entire operating spectrum can be achieved.
    • Growth in telematics capabilities brings more benefits to more users
      Broader coverage, more features highlight the potential for increased connectivity and communication from the field
    • Off-highway engines advance beyond Tier 4
      With Tier 4 Final/Stage IV needs met, engine OEMs direct their focus and competitive energies toward optimizing competitive solutions. At the same time, they need to keep a weather eye out for future regulations, which many expect.
    • Autonomous vehicle challenges span many fields
      Many of the challenges faced by military and commercial design teams are similar.
    • Racket busters
      With a quiet cab at the top of many tractor buyers' wish lists, agricultural equipment manufacturers are pursuing every opportunity possible to shed decibels.
    • Watching for ways to stand above the crowd
      Sensors monitor a broad range of parameters to help powertrain design teams add features and improve performance.