Apr 23, 2018
For the second time, the PSR-STA experimental vehicle won the Drivers' World Championship Americas!
Power Systems has sponsored the high school Experimental Vehicle team at St. Thomas Academy in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, for several years.
The team won the International Championship in London last year, competing against some of the best high school and university engineering teams in the world.
The team posted a run of 102 kilometers per kilowatt hour or the gas equivalent to around 3,250 MPG!!!
After its win on Sunday, April 22, in the >Read more
Apr 17, 2018
(Bloomberg)—Volkswagen's heavy-vehicle division is open to a takeover of U.S. affiliate Navistar International as the German company seeks scale to compete with global leaders Daimler and Volvo.
Volkswagen Truck & Bus, which is changing its structure to access capital markets in about a year, might consider boosting its existing stake of just under 17 percent of Navistar, though that could trigger a mandatory takeover offer, Chief Financial Officer Matthias Gruendler said >Read more
Apr 16, 2018
April 12, 2018 11:58 CET
TOKYO -- Volkswagen Group's Truck & Bus unit said it has agreed to form a strategic partnership with Japanese truck maker Hino Motors to better compete in the commercial vehicle industry, which is undergoing transformation due to the need for lower-emission vehicles and automated driving capabilities.
The two truck makers said they will consider cooperating in areas such as diesel and gasoline-electric hybrid engines, connectivity and self-driving technologies, adding >Read more
Apr 13, 2018
Katie Hendricksen, a senior at First Baptist High School, Eagan, Minnesota, is the recipient of the 2019 Power Systems Research $2,500 academic scholarship.
Hendricksen will use the scholarship to study computer science at Bethel University, St. Paul, MN.
"My favorite subject is computer science," says Hendricksen. "It's fun and I can share what I have learned through community outreach."
She participates in the school's robotics program, and she says she loves to ice skate and play the ukulele in her free time.
Power Systems Research has been supporting >Read more
Apr 3, 2018
Date: April 2, 2018
A class action lawsuit alleging that FCA and Cummins used emissions defeat devices on 6.7-liter diesel-equipped 2007-2012 Ram 2500 & 3500 trucks has been dismissed by a federal judge.
Citing insufficient evidence, judge Terrence Berg for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted FCA’s motion for dismissal for a lawsuit filed in late 2016 by law firm Hagens Berman.
Berg notes that while the lawsuit refers to European diesel emissions tests, >Read more