This week sees more repositioning in the face of growing interest in alternatives to traditional diesel power as a major Daimler Trucks deal with Cummins is announced. The global truck maker and the largest independent engine manufacturer, Cummins have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a global strategic partnership for medium-duty engine systems. Read more
Due to the continuing impact and uncertainty that COVID-19 has on all aspects of business and lives globally, Cummins has announced it will not be exhibiting at Brisbane Truck Show in 2021. Read more
A grocery wholesaler in Norway is running Cummins fuel cell power in Scania trucks in an evaluation project to test the technology’s viability in longer range road transport. While electric power may prove to be the eventual solution in short range trucks, the fuel cell is fast becoming the favourite to provide a low carbon alternative to diesel in long range trucking. Read more
A new inline six cylinder has resulted after Scania and Cummins with a new fuel efficient engine. Cummins and Scania have been long-term partners in engine and component development. Technology shared includes turbos and high pressure diesel injection systems. Read more
A couple of recent announcements will see a concentration on the development of fuel cell/electric powertrains for trucks by Hyundai and Cummins. Hyundai has entered into a joint venture to promote a green hydrogen ecosystem in European countries into the future. The Korean company has also recently announced a deal with engine-maker Cummins to combine Hyundai fuel cell technology with the electric powertrain Cummins is developing. Read more
Cummins and Isuzu have announced another step forward in their partnership by entering into the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership agreement. The agreement formalises a business structure for the two companies to evaluate and carry out opportunities to jointly develop and bring new diesel and diesel-based powertrains to global markets.
Mike Fowler, Cummins’ On-Highway Engine Director, is the man charged with overseeing the Cummins Integrated Powertrain program to ensure optimum results are achieved for Cummins’ customers. His prowess as a multi-combination driver means he is often behind the wheel of test trucks wired with fuel consumption meters and other testing paraphernalia while running up and down the highways.
Cummins is continuing in its pursuit of the best possible fuel economy harnessed with optimum driveability and performance from its X15 engine in both the current Euro-5 and future Euro-6 guises. Paul Matthei was invited to experience the down-speeding of each engine variant from the driver’s chair on a return run from Coffs Harbour to Newcastle.
Celebrating its 100th year as a company in 2019, Cummins is to showcase its past and its future as it showcases a range of legacy and future engines at the Brisbane Truck Show.
Products specifically tailored to each application demonstrate Cummins resolve to optimise its engines to the specific requirements of customers in the B-double segment as well as those in the vocational sector. This is a complex and multi-facetted task, but according to Mike Fowler it is an essential element of Cummins’ ongoing commitment to giving its customers the best solutions for their specific needs.