Department of Energy's (DOE) SuperTruck
Michelin also worked with DTNA on the SuperTruck
prototype, providing specially formulated low rolling-resistance tyres.
Kenworth is developing important advancements in Class 8 truck aerodynamics, engine and powertrain efficiencies under the $8 million SuperTruck
II program funded by the Vehicle Technologies Office of the U.S.
By carefully masking in the oil cooling gallery, piston rings were cooled almost the same manner with baseline piston (this point is different from Cummins SuperTruck
I technology, reduce or cut the oil flow in the cooling gallery), whereas the back side of the cavity was insulated not to pass through the heat to the oil even though there still remains some passages of heat flux.
Department of Energy's SuperTruck
fuel efficiency program will yield savings to the trucking industry in the near term, and in the longer term we'll see a strong challenge from autonomous trucks--which will keep a lid on trucking costs and therefore constrain rail rates.
"The U.S SuperTruck
Program: Expediting the Development of Advanced Heavy-Duty Vehicle Efficiency Technologies," The International Council on Clean Transportation2014.
North American on-highway tractor fuel efficiency has evolved significantly from its 1950's roots to today's Department of Energy SuperTruck
prototypes and current Original Equipment Manufacturer production models.
Department of Energy, which is running the similar American SuperTruck
in North American markets.
[2.] Koeberlein, D., "Supertruck
technologies for 55 % thermal efficiency and 68 % freight efficiency", Directions in Engine Efficiency, Detroit (MI), 2012.
"The Freightliner SuperTruck
, unveiled at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show, shattered the goal set by the U.S.
These simulations, done long before a physical prototype was ever created, helped this SuperTruck
exceed the required 50 percent efficiency improvement, and deliver a 75 percent more efficient truck ahead of schedule.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-March 24, 2014-Exa's simulation technology helps SuperTruck