Michelin’s Freightliner SuperTruck 2 steer tire expected to roll out this year
It usually takes years for SuperTruck technology to be ready for the road, but Michelin’s X Line Energy Z+ tire aims for a 2023 debut.
Inside the Freightliner SuperTruck 2’s powertrain efficiency
Its performance is the result of powertrain technologies and aerodynamics working hand-in-hand.
Freightliner SuperTruck 2 highlights new efficiency technologies
Four key areas drive the Freightliner SuperTruck 2 freight efficiency to new heights.
SuperTruck, Autonomous Truck, Electric Truck: Peterbilt’s biggest technology lineup
Parked side by side, Peterbilt’s most advanced trucks–its autonomous Model 579 test truck, the 2023 SuperTruck, and the battery electric Model 579EV day cab–were an impressive display of how quickly and far truck technology has advanced, even through two years of world-altering events. The autonomous Model 579 on display was a next step in the
Peterbilt rolls out its SuperTruck 2, autonomous truck at ATA MCE
Peterbilt Motors Co. showcased its advanced technology vehicles at the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE) show in San Diego, Calif. It was the first time Peterbilt’s new SuperTruck II demonstrator vehicle has been seen publicly. SuperTruck II features a unique aerodynamic shape with a center drive position that improves overall visibility,
Behind the scenes of the Daimler Trucks N.A. SuperTruck 2
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) shared a few behind-the-scenes details of its SuperTruck 2 project that is set for a full reveal later this year. With the initial SuperTruck project, the team was able to focus more on fundamental research and development, ultimately finding success with improved freight efficiency by 115%. For SuperTruck 2, which
Daimler Trucks North America receives SuperTruck 3 award
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) was named as one of the recipients awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the third SuperTruck initiative. In total, the DOE will be funding 25 projects with $199 million following the goal of putting cleaner cars and trucks on America’s roads, including long-haul trucks powered by
Volvo Group North America awarded $18M for SuperTruck 3 program
Volvo Group North America (VGNA) announced that it was selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SuperTruck 3 Program and will receive more than $18 million in federal funding to develop technologies that advance the industry’s adoption of regional-haul, heavy-duty zero-emission electrified trucks in the United States. VGNA will also invest matching
Eaton announces contributions to SuperTruck II program
Eaton announced that it is contributing several components to truck manufacturers participating in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s SuperTruck II program. SuperTruck II is a partnership between the DOE, truck manufacturers and equipment suppliers. SuperTruck II is a continuation of the DOE’s SuperTruck initiative, which launched in 2010 with the goal to improve heavy-duty
Kenworth and UPS to collaborate on DOE SuperTruck II program
Kenworth announced that it is working together with UPS under the U.S. Department of Energy’s SuperTruck II program, utilizing the Kenworth T680 tractor and the PACCAR MX engine.
From theory to reality: How soon will tomorrow’s trucks incorporate SuperTruck technologies?
In 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) introduced the SuperTruck program, the aim of which was to develop tractor-trailers that by 2015 were 50% more efficient than the 2009 baseline models. Enlisted for the project were four major truck OEMs: Daimler, Peterbilt (working with Cummins), Volvo and International. Now, these four OEMs are back
Daimler Trucks North America to participate in SuperTruck II initiative
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that it has been selected to receive a $20 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the SuperTruck II program. The new award is part of a multimillion dollar, multi-year program to increase the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles while decreasing carbon pollution. SuperTruck