Eaton chief scientist co-authors book on commercial hybrids

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Updated Sep 11, 2012

Dr. Haoran Hu, chief scientist at Eaton Corp., has co-authored a book entitled “Advanced Hybrid Powertrains for Commercial Vehicles.” Published by SAE International, the 404-page book details the latest trends and technologies in the hybrid commercial vehicle market.

The new book covers the gamut of technologies intrinsic to developing hybrid commercial vehicles, including traditional internal combustion engines and advanced clutches and transmissions; energy storage systems (batteries, ultracapacitors and flywheels); and hydraulic-hybrid components and controls.

Next-generation technologies such as full-electric systems, fuel cells and the role hybrid commercial vehicles could play in future intelligent transportation systems also are detailed. Other chapters address government regulations and incentives, as well as other market drivers and challenges.

Hu co-authored the SAE book with Dr. Rudy Smaling, executive director of systems engineering at Cummins Engine Co. Inc.; and Simon Baseley, who recently retired from Bosch Rexroth Corp. and is now a visiting research investigator at the University of Michigan.

The book can be ordered via SAE’s Website at