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Isuzu dual-fuel system simplifies fuel changeovers

SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: February 2020

Terry Costlow
  • Magazine Article
  • 20TOFHP02_09
Published 2020-02-01 by SAE International in United States

Isuzu is making it easier for equipment owners to switch fuels from natural gas to liquid propane, letting users switch by merely sending a signal to the engine. Released in October 2019, the dual-fuel 4HV1 engines and power units also have a higher compression ratio that helps conserve fuel.

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ICE ADVANCES

SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: February 2020

Terry Costlow
  • Magazine Article
  • 20TOFHP02_01
Published 2020-02-01 by SAE International in United States

Engine developers employ revised electronic architectures, mechanical tweaks to boost fuel efficiency and performance of internal-combustion engines.

Engineers are leaving no stone unturned in their unceasing drive to improve fuel economy, leveraging electronics, monitoring airflow and using data from outside the vehicle. Computer architectures are being revised to simplify controls and reduce sensor counts, helping keep costs in line.

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Cellular-key solution augments commercial-vehicle security

SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: February 2020

Terry Costlow
  • Magazine Article
  • 20TOFHP02_08
Published 2020-02-01 by SAE International in United States

Connectivity's many benefits are matched by security concerns, which has prompted a number of security specialists from many fields to focus their attention on commercial vehicles. Irdeto, which provides security tools and services to disparate industries, is addressing commercial vehicles with cell phone-based keyless entry technology and cybersecurity services.

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Restructuring for Autonomy

Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: January 2020

Terry Costlow
  • Magazine Article
  • 20AVEP01_07
Published 2020-01-01 by SAE International in United States

At the dSPACE World Conference, engineers gained new insights into digital development, virtual design and testing.

The rapid cadence of new automotive technologies continues to drive massive change. Automakers are revamping corporate structures while simultaneously altering vehicle architectures, as engineers strive to meet the demands of autonomy, connectivity, electrification and advanced safety.

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Narrower focus, BIGGER PAYOFF

SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: December 2019

Terry Costlow
  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP12_03
Published 2019-12-01 by SAE International in United States

Design teams are targeting focused markets for their commercial electric-vehicle programs to combat challenges like range and infrastructure.

Government regulations are prompting a changeover to electric powertrains, with early growth coming in commercial vehicle applications where range and recharging are more easily managed. Greater expansion will require revisions in maintenance and broader availability of charging stations as well as improved driving ranges.

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Removing complexity for AUTONOMOUS TRUCKS

SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: December 2019

Terry Costlow
  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP12_04
Published 2019-12-01 by SAE International in United States

Narrowing the operating domains for driverless commercial vehicles reduces the requirements of autonomous technology and speeds time to market.

Developers of driverless trucks are eliminating some of the complexity of automated driving in hope of hastening time to market. They are limiting the nearly immeasurable scope of circumstances - the operating design domain (ODD) - that face driverless vehicles by deploying a variant of platooning, or narrowing the operational parameters for transporting goods. Driver shortages, growth in shipments of online purchases and the never-ending push to trim costs are among the factors that have led many to predict that commercial trucking will be an early adopter of autonomy.

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Far and Away: Remote Drivers Monitor Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: December 2019

Terry Costlow
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AVEP11_04
Published 2019-11-01 by SAE International in United States

Remote operators are helping autonomous shuttles and other AVs navigate through complex situations.

Eliminating the safety “watchdogs” who typically ride in autonomous vehicles (AVs) is a big step for technologists and legislators alike. A shuttle at Texas A&M University is among the first on public streets to replace these drivers with a remote operator who monitors vehicle behavior from an operations center.

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Design tools ensure component compatibility, create autonomous driving tests

SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: October 2019

Terry Costlow
  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP10_10
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

Simulation has become a critical element in design and validation, expanding its reach to nearly every facet of vehicle development. Partnerships and cloud computing are among the techniques being used as tool developers strive to make it easier for programmers and engineers to see how the many elements in vehicle systems interact.

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All options on the table

SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: October 2019

Terry Costlow
  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP10_03
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

Powertrain developers who spoke at SAE COMVEC are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to trim emissions.

The push to trim engine emissions is prompting industry-wide efforts to use substitutes for diesel fuel. Alternative fuels and electrified powertrains are making significant inroads, though design teams for diesel power aren't conceding the future.

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Link digital suspension uses sensors, ECU to keep cabs stable

SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: October 2019

Terry Costlow
  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP10_07
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

Link Manufacturing is beefing up its usage of digital technologies with an upgraded Cabmate, unveiling a cab suspension system that smooths the ride for both drivers and those in sleepers. Link's Road Optimized Innovations (ROI) system uses sensors and an electronic control unit (ECU) to stabilize the entire cab for roughly the cost of two advanced comfort seats.

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