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SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: December 2019
- Magazine Issue
Published December 05, 2019 by SAE International in United States
- Heavy-duty engine design
What are the most significant factors influencing the way engine developers approach near-term design and development cycles? Two experts provide their insights from recent programs.
- Reducing winter range loss for electric
Researchers at the Austrian Institute of Technology have developed an air exchange system that's capable of reducing heat load by 37% in real-world tests.
- Narrower focus, bigger payoff
Design teams are targeting focused markets for their commercial electric-vehicle programs to combat challenges like range and infrastructure.
- Removing complexity for autonomous
Narrowing the operating domains for driverless commercial vehicles reduces the requirements of autonomous technology and speeds time to market.
- Plastics innovations 2019
The 49th annual SPE Automotive Awards highlight the ongoing benefits of lightweight polymers and composites.
Hop on the hydrogen highway
- Leak testing of commercial-vehicle AC systems critical as move to HFO refrigerants looms
- Akasol packs industry-leading energy density into new battery design
- Mahle and partners develop super-efficient natural-gas engine for stationary power
- How battery technology will drive truck electrification
- Platinum nanoparticles for fuel-cell catalysts may cut cost
- Caterpillar launches next-gen mini hydraulic excavator, skid steer and compact track loaders
Dan Williams shares how ZF will help advance ADAS and autonomy in 2020 and beyond