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Taking a cue from Caterpillar’s approach to autonomy

Caterpillar has been developing the foundation for autonomy over the past four decades. Its portfolio of building-block strategies includes operator-assist features, remote-controlled machines, semi-autonomous ...

On the Road to Automated Commercial Vehicles

The opening day of this year’s SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress on Oct. 4 will feature two commercial vehicle hot topics—autonomous commercial vehicles and greenhouse gas technology. In the ...

Vulnerabilities of commercial vehicles to cyber attacks

The critical issues surrounding cybersecurity for commercial vehicles will be a major focus at the SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, with a full day of sessions scheduled for Oct. 5. In addition to ...

Technology to Become the Smartest in the Field

Advances in vehicle electronics and satellite navigation technologies have resulted in automatic guidance systems in agriculture that enable increased productivity and convenience. Systems such as John Deere’s ...

Confessions of Cybersecurity Experts

What keeps you up at night? Cybersecurity experts at the SAE 2016 World Congress were asked about their deepest worries during a panel session on the levels and nature of cyber challenges. Their responses: ...

Aerospace Applications for Off-Highway Engines

It’s 2016, and EPA Tier 4 Final is firmly in the rearview mirror. So we can all relax, breathe a big sigh of relief and never worry about increasing emissions standards ever again. Right? I can hear your “yeah, ...

Vehicle Health Management Updates

An end-to-end capability that transforms system data into operational support information, Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) and related standards allow for the analysis and diagnosis of a vehicle and the ...

5 Communications Challenges & Trends for Commercial Vehicles

There are numerous electronic components involved with commercial vehicle communications systems. Here are five communication trends and challenges as identified by Molex, LLC for commercial vehicles in 2016, ...

Technologies-to-Watch Intersect in Autonomous Vehicle Demo

Eight emerging technologies to watch were highlighted in the February 4, 2016 publication of HDMA’s Diesel Download. Identified in a recent report by the National Transportation Systems Center, these technologies ...

Automotive Inspiration for Off-Highway Lightweighting

While lightweighting has long been a popular option for reducing emissions in the automotive sector, it continues to be less so in the design of off-highway vehicles, and there are many reasons for this. One is that ...