NEWS

February 17, 2016

BETA PROGRAM UPDATE

BETA PROGRAM UPDATE

After months of development and testing in the factory, Hyliion has purchased a brand new Volvo D13 Tractor: the truck is a sleeper model with all of the finer accouterments like an in-cab refrigerator and microwave, allowing for extensive testing of overnight power consumption and reliability. Hyliion can now test and improve all aspects of the suspension system in the real world, from fuel consumption and maintenance requirements, to Auxiliary Power Unit performance and electronic stability control. This recent development follows months of testing using rental trucks and drivers with incremental improvements to the suspension system. The team at Hyliion is...

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January 20, 2016

DYNO TESTING & EARLY RESULTS

DYNO TESTING & EARLY RESULTS

Jan 2016 - Using proceeds from a variety of recent business plan and innovation competition wins, Hyliion has begun testing the prototype suspension system on a dynamometer at the Pittsburgh Power testing lab. Early results have come in and we are excited to see our early projections are well within reach. A dynamometer measures force, torque and/or power that a engine puts out. Using complex mathematical models and forecasting software, Hyliion initially predicted an additional torque of 500 ft. lbs. provided by the suspension system, in addition to a 30% reduction in on-the-road fuel consumption and up to 30 hours...

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January 15, 2016

GOVERNMENT MANDATES: WHAT THEY MEAN FOR YOU & HOW HYLIION CAN HELP

GOVERNMENT MANDATES: WHAT THEY MEAN FOR YOU & HOW HYLIION CAN HELP

January 15, 2016 – With another new year behind us, it is time to set resolutions for the future: governments around the world have already begun planning through the year 2027, and they’ve placed some hefty goals on all of us. These goals range in scope from fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to road-safety and public health, but here at Hyliion we’ve been monitoring their development to ensure that the Hyliion suspension system will exceed compliance standards. To start with, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have created medium- and heavy-duty...

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September 17, 2015

INTERVIEW WITH A 40-YEAR TRUCK DRIVING VETERAN


Here at Hyliion we take customer feedback seriously. It’s important to us that our parts and systems deliver best-in-class experience and performance. But don’t take it from us, check out this interview with Dave, one of our beta users and a long-haul truck driver of more than 40 years. [article-blockquote action="start"] "We took it up a four-lane highway which is steep enough with an empty tractor-trailer that I started to lose a little bit of speed, and when I started to take my foot off the throttle, the trailer actually pushed the truck up the hill. It did an exceptional...

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September 16, 2015

SAFETY MEASURES: SUSPENSIONS AND STABILITY CONTROL

SAFETY MEASURES: SUSPENSIONS AND STABILITY CONTROL

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today amended Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No 136 which was first established in June of this year. The standard is designed to ensure compliance of heavy truck tractors and large buses with new rules regarding Electronic Stability Control (ESC), hoping to reduce untripped rollovers and mitigate severe oversteer and understeer conditions which lead to loss of control. In a 2011 research note, the NHTSA found, based on the agency’s estimates regarding the effectiveness of ESC systems, the rule will prevent 1,424 to 1,759 crashes per year resulting in 505 to 649 injuries...

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