Live in the future

Everyone always says to live in the present...enjoy the moment...blah blah blah. Sure, you can do that when you watch your kids grow up, but when it comes to the design business, you've got no business lingering in the present. You need to live in the future. 

Forward-thinking and out-of-the-box designs and ideas are what make the engineering community the fascinating industry that it is, especially in our heavy-duty vehicle space. Per usual, proving that we can walk the walk and talk the talk, OEM Off-Highway is adding new content to the magazine to keep our industry coverage and technology trend analysis as current as possible. You may have already heard whispers of this from my recent blog, "New Coverage in OEM Off-Highway" at

When we took a look ahead and asked ourselves, What is going to be exciting to watch for the 2014 year and beyond? we thought of all of the emerging smart technologies and the continuing electrification of vehicle systems. To ensure we monitor that niche industry with care, we are starting a new section called The Smart Center that will profile a new technology system utilizing advanced electronics and sensors in the design. 

There are several other sections being created and ready to launch, so keep your eyes open for new and exciting content and coverage from OEM Off-Highway magazine!

As you may have seen, as well, this issue came with the new (and huge) Engine Spec Guide! This edition featured 6 sponsors and over 700 engine specs! What's more, there are even more engine specs online at

Do you have suggestions or praises for the latest Spec Guide or the online version? Send them our way! We're always looking to find ways to improve it for better functionality and to ensure it continues to be a useful tool during the design process.

Email me at [email protected] and let me know what you like, what you don't like, what you want to see more of, and what you think of our new Smart Center section. Read the blog mentioned above ( to find out about more editorial columns on the horizon!