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Aperia Announces Enhancement to Halo Product

Aperia Aperia's Carter speaks at the press conference. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The expansion of Halo Connect, an analytics platform focusing on predictive tire maintenance, was announced by Aperia Technologies Inc. at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

PSI Touts TireViewLive’s Tire Management Benefits at NACV

TireViewLive PSI's Sharkey speaks to the media. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — An enhanced feature for tire-pressure monitoring for trucks, tractors and trailers was announced at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show on Oct. 29.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

SAF-Holland Introduces SMAR-te Tire Inflation Assistant

William Hicks of SAF-Holland William Hicks of SAF-Holland addresses the media. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — SAF-Holland Group, a manufacturer of trailer suspensions, truck suspensions and coupling products, launched its SMAR-te Tire Pilot, a tire-pressure management system, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show on Oct. 29.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Continental Shows Off Intelligent Tires

Tom Fanning Tom Fanning by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — German tire manufacturer Continental AG unveiled its intelligent steer tires for trucks at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show on Oct. 29.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hyundai Looks to Bring Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Concept Class 8 to US

The Hyundai HDC Neptune tractor on display at NACV The Hyundai HDC-6 Neptune tractor on display at NACV. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Hyundai Motor Co. announced prototypes of a zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell-powered Class 8 on-highway tractor and a refrigerated trailer with cryogenic cooling technology intended, potentially, for the U.S. market.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Debuts Heavy-Duty EV Transmission

Scott Adams Scott Adams by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Eaton Corp. has unveiled a transmission specifically designed for electric heavy-duty commercial vehicle applications, and is targeting the unit to segments such as port drayage and pickup and delivery where it sees rising demand in North America, Europe and China.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Peterbilt Adds New Features to Meet Market Returning to Normal Demand

Jason Skoog Jason Skoog by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Peterbilt Motors Co. announced a range of initiatives related to safety, electric vehicles, operational enhancements and its dealers.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Government, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Renews Self-Driving Car Initiative

TRC SMARTCenter Demo TRC SMARTCenter Demo by Ohio DOT

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine on Oct. 29 signed an executive order renewing DriveOhio, the state initiative promoting self-driving cars and other forms of “smart” mobility.

Andrew J. Tobias | Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

CEOs of Dana, Wabash Say Their Role Is to Embrace Innovation

CEOs Dana CEO James Kamsickas (left) and Wabash CEO Brent Yeagy. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Broad, innovative change is at hand for the commercial vehicle industry, and this moment has executives’ full attention, a pair of CEOs of large suppliers said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Convoy Tries to Navigate Some Uber-Scale Problems

Amit Sekhri Amit Sekhri checks his smartphone for possible jobs and bids using the Convoy app in Patterson, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Convoy risks drawing comparisons to Uber in less flattering ways: drivers grousing about getting squeezed and a business model that has yet to turn a profit.

Dina Bass | Bloomberg News
October 29, 2019

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