Kontron: EvoTRAC G102 provides control unit for Hyliion hybrid solution for trucks and trailers

Kontron announced that its EvoTRACG102 In-Vehicle Rugged Cellular Gateway is designed into Hyliion's intelligent electric hybrid system for Class 8 trucks and trailers. Hyliion is gaining recognition as an innovative developer of electrification solutions that hold the potential to transform the commercial trucking industry. The Hyliion 6X4HE uses its patented hybrid electrification design to deliver fuel savings, lower emissions and a better driver experience. Kontron's EvoTRAC G102 was selected based on its rugged, small form factor and advanced computing performance features. Functioning in the 6X4HE system as the electric control unit, the EvoTRAC G102 provides enhanced connectivity and data processing capabilities for braking energy storage management. 

The Hyliion 6X4HE is a self-contained system that can be easily installed and attached to a new or retrofitted truck/trailer frame. It uses a breakthrough regenerative braking design to capture power allowing the system to provide fuel savings of up to 30%. Already tested by multiple transport and trucking companies, Hyliion plans to ramp production to satisfy initial customer orders this year.

Using the low-power performance of 4th generation Intel Atom processors (quad core @ 1.91 GHz) on Kontron's hardened Type 6 COM Express COMe E3845 CPU module, the EvoTRAC G102 employs a ruggedized Carrier Board and is packaged in a natural convection, sealed IP67 enclosure. This small form-factor computer offers advanced connectivity through its Gigabit Ethernet and single CAN bus interfaces that support 2.0 A and B, two USB 2.0 interfaces, and 3G/4G LTE Modem with GPS and remote out antenna for cellular wireless connectivity.

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