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  • Magazine Article
  • 17TOFHP12_13
Published December 01, 2017 by SAE International in United States
  • English

At the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in Atlanta this past September, Tenneco executives detailed the company's latest system solutions developed to address two key goals for commercial trucks: reducing criteria pollutants and improving fuel economy.

Chief Technology Officer Dr. Ben Patel shared Tenneco's underlying strategy for how it develops products: “When you think about ‘clean air,’ and think about emission control in general, there is one primary rule-the lowest cost of compliance is always going to win.” And cost is more than just dollar signs, he noted; it includes cost of complexity, value of packaging advantages, weight and other considerations.