Starting in 2014, OEM Off-Highway is launching several new columns in the magazine to continue to stay on top of the latest technology trends and reader demands.
The Smart Center is dedicated to the growing need for smarter electronics and electrification of hydraulic and mechanical systems. The section will highlight a new technology that demonstrates the evolution into a smarter, safer technology-driven mobile world.
Another new section, Technology Breakdown, comes from growing reader interest in vehicle "disection" to see how overall vehicle performance and productivity were achieved through the use of advanced systems and processes. Starting from design and working through the development of the vehicle until completed manufactured product, we will highlight the Hows of accomplishing continual improvement year over year, using an innovative machine as our test subject.
Finally, we bring you Extreme Machines! There is nothing more exciting than a crazy, unique, bizarre piece of off-road or on-road equipment built for a niche application. As often as we can find them we will be profiling the coolest—and the weirdest—mobile equipment in the world. Is it built for an extreme temperature? Does it traverse extreme slopes or terrain? Is it a one-of-a-kind machine with the potential for modification into a more commercialized application? We want to hear about it!
And, the best part? You get to participate! Do you have a smart technology you're investigating or developing that is worthy of profiling in our Smart Center column? What about your upcoming innovative vehicle masterpiece? Send it our way for a Technology Breakdown! And of course, what's your favorite wild and crazy machine? Is it Extreme? Tell us about it! We'll dive deeper and get the inside scoop and deliver it right to you.
Keep us on speed dial! We're waiting to hear from you.