Turin, November 23rd, 2018
FPT Industrial presented in Turin during FPT Tech Day 2018 a Multi-power, Modular, Multi-application and Mindful 4.0 Power Source Concept. It is named Cursor X and represents a symbol of FPT Industrial's way to conceive innovation and reflects FPT Industrial product strategy vision. It is a future even more “designed for Planet Earth”.
With more than 150 years of heritage, FPT Industrial used its technology and research expertise to project the future of the industry and develop the Cursor X. The Concept was carried out by Product Development jointly with CNH Industrial Design Center to include both technical capabilities and functionality.
Cursor Xcan beidentified by four main features that according to FPT Industrial vision will shape the architecture, logic and operational modes of a power unit of the future.
The Cursor X Concept could adapt to providethe most suitable solution for the customer’s business and mission, whether if it isbased onNatural Gas internal combustion,Hydrogen Fuel Cell electric generation, or onbattery-stored energy. This range allows combinations from pure electric to parallel and serial hybrid. Energy transfer to the wheels would change accordingly, with the option of a mechanical transmission to be coupled with electric drivelines.
The Power Source Concept could have the same size of an internal combustion engine, with a modular architecture that allows easy assembly, vehicle integration, servicing and full scalability. The modularity could allow the solution to be implemented with all FPT Industrial engine families in a wide range of power nodes. It could also be supplied as an all-inclusive package or in a disassembled configuration.
Because of its wide range of options, the Cursor X is designedto supply energy for traction, auxiliary systems, implements and PTOs to any kind of industrial vehicle or machine. – from delivery vans to buses, from small dozers to crawler excavators, from specialty tractors to combines. The solution could also be offered as a pre-validated standard package for low-volume products that require electrification.
The Power Source Concept has been projected to have a self-learning capability and to provide a great amount of information for further hardware and software design developments. It could be equipped with processors and sensors that recognize anomalies, analyze wear and tear and predict maintenance needs. It could also be connected for a continuous communication with the external environment, sending valuable operational data to stakeholders. Overall, the Cursor X is intended to be aware of its status, capable to project future trends trough the exploration of Artificial Intelligence and enabled to interact with the Control Room.
This configuration will shift the complexity of a powertrain to storage and energy management. Because of this, FPT Industrial focus will also change. “Since FPT Industrial has always had the edge on high-added value products, we will gladly embrace this evolution ofour business focus to be a full system integrator, a full-range multi-power player and a full-cycle service solution provider for a new generation of intelligent power sources”, said Annalisa Stupenengo, FPT Industrial Brand President. “We have been game changers many times in our history, introducing technological breakthroughs like Common Rail and the HI-eSCR system. Our innovative DNA helps us to build what we want to be in the future: a 4.0 Powertrain Brand offering solutions to 4.0 Customers.”
The Cursor X will deliver a power according to specific missions and customers' needs. The Natural Gas configuration, with an electric mode option, would be ideal for metropolitan and regional passenger transport, reducing by up to 30% the CO2 emissions. The battery electric configuration is ideal for urban delivery, with an estimated autonomy of 200 km. Finally, Hydrogen Fuel Cell could become the first full electric technology suitable for long-range, heavy-duty missions, with an estimated autonomy of 800 km.