Browsing: Opinion

What it means to be an engineer

Michelle Doolan, a civil engineer at Aurecon, argues that engineering is far more than a job. Engineers are the shapers and problem solvers of our collective future. It’s about seeing the world at it is and believing we can improve upon it.

The problems of industrial vehicle electrification

Many experts within the industrial vehicle industry predict an electric future with iVT’s Electric & Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium leading the way with a packed audience and eager participants. However, following our previous opinion piece from Dr Peter Harrop, which looked forward to further electrification of construction vehicles in the near future, Dr Niall Caldwell, managing director of Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd, offers a counter argument. In his opinion, while hybrids are undoubtedly a growing trend, a pure electric future for construction vehicles is still some way off.

Reinvention key for growth across APAC

Tough economic conditions across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region have meant difficult times but opportunities for growth do exist, says Clement Cheong, sales and marketing director – APAC, Terex Trucks

Reasons to upgrade to LED

LED is fast becoming the technology of choice for OEMs, but why is LED so much better? Annette Brown, marketing manager at work light manufacturer TYRI, explains why you should consider upgrading to LED lighting

Streamlining design for special vehicles

 When you think of vehicles, the first thoughts of many people – even engineers – are about high-performance luxury cars. But in reality it’s vehicles like buses, trams, street sweepers and agricultural machines that keep the world turning. Ken Christie, director at EPLAN UK, explains how the best CAE software can make life easier for the designers and manufacturers of these ‘special’ vehicles.