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On the Spot with Dana’s Class 6 Electric Powertrain

May 30, 2019 by Jim Park
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Understand Hyliion’s hybrid electric drive

May 16, 2019 by John Smith

Hyliion founder and CEO Thomas Healy explains how the hybrid electric drive saves fuel by adding power to the drive line, but only when it’s needed. Equipment editor, Jim Park, reports from Hyliion’s Austin, Texas headquarters, where he found out how the system works.

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On the Spot with Detroit Active Brake Assist

February 21, 2019 by Jim Park
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On the Spot with the Kenworth W990

November 5, 2018 by Jim Park
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On the Spot at IAA

November 5, 2018 by Jim Park

HANNOVER, Germany — Few events can match the scope and scale of the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany. Editorial director John G. Smith offers a first-hand look at the biennial truck show.

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On the Spot w/ Peterbilt Electrics

August 2, 2018 by Jim Park
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On the Spot… Peterbilt Talks Augmented Reality

July 16, 2018 by Jim Park
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On the Spot w/ Volvo’s FL Electric

July 16, 2018 by Jim Park
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On The Spot…International HX Tractor w/ Sleeper

July 9, 2018 by Jim Park

International’s HX vocational tractor was introduced as a daycab in 2016, but got a sleeper in late 2018. We saw it first at the NACV truck show in Atlanta in last September. Equipment Editor Jim Park took one for a […]

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On the Spot… Daimler Demos Platooning

July 6, 2018 by Jim Park

Is truck platooning only technically feasible or is it also commercially viable? In this video, HDT Editor in Chief, Deb Lockridge looks at Daimler Trucks’ recent demonstration of its platooning technology with a pair of loaded trucks on a test […]

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On the Spot w/ the Bosch E-Mirror

June 6, 2018 by Jim Park

During a technology showcase event called the Bosch Mobility Experience, the company displayed a set of electronic mirrors that will eliminate many of a driver’s tradition blind spots. The company says they could also replace traditional glass mirrors altogether if […]

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On the Spot w/ Bosch Servotwin Steering

June 6, 2018 by Jim Park

Bosch’s Servotwin steering system was unveiled at a recent technology showcase event called the Bosch Mobility Experience. The system uses electric motors to modulate the driver’s steering effort under various conditions. It also provides an electric steering backup in case […]

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March 23, 2018 by Jim Park
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On the Spot with Peterbilt’s 579 UltraLoft

March 5, 2018 by Jim Park

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Peterbilt has unveiled a new 80-inch integral sleeper known as the UltraLoft, adding an array of features to the Model 579 that improve comfort for team drivers and enhance aerodynamics in the process. “It has that distinctive […]

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On the Spot with Volvo’s SuperTruck

January 3, 2018 by Dan Robinson

The $40 million Volvo Trucks spent on its SuperTruck project was an investment in near- and distant-future truck technology that will begin paying dividends for the truck maker and its customers as early as 2017.