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EDITORIAL: Automotive influence on off-highway cabs

  • Magazine Article
  • 16OFHP10_09
Published 2016-10-01by SAE International in United States
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  • English
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Describing new features and technologies for off-highway vehicles as “automotive- style” sometimes can be considered as marketing hype-words meant to tap into views that passenger vehicles are more progressive and closer to the cutting-edge. But often the link is more substantive-engineering know-how actually migrated from pavement-bound machines to those that call dirt home.

The latter scenario holds true for a recent concept cab envisioned for construction, agricultural and industrial forklift application that consists of near-series (capable of employment within the next two to three years) components and systems. Many among the 13 partners that jointly developed the Genius CAB are firmly established in the automotive industry, and quite a few note the influence their automotive arms played in their contributions to the project.