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More intelligence equals more efficiency, enhanced functionality

  • Magazine Article
  • 17MEIP09_05
Published September 01, 2017 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Advanced systems require renewed focus on architectures, processors, sensors and networks.

Intelligent controls are continuing to reshape commercial vehicles, giving operators more functions and more space while also improving safety. Increasingly more powerful controls are being integrated to improve efficiency and lighten operator workloads.

Any new features and functions will have to mesh smoothly with an increased focus on safety, which is becoming a mainstay as regulators, efficiency experts and operators alike focus on the losses that occur when protective systems don't safeguard people and equipment. Safety and functionality are often combined when design goals are set.