PACCAR’s Technical Centers’ (PTC) world-class engineering, simulation and validation capabilities accelerate product development and ensure that PACCAR continues to deliver the highest-quality products in the industry.
PACCAR’s Technical Centers in Europe and North America are equipped with state-of-the-art product development and validation capabilities and staffed with experts in powertrain and vehicle development. The advanced engineering tools in the technical centers are utilized to innovate and accelerate the launch of new products. New 3-D prototype machines were introduced in 2013 to accelerate the design process from concept to production. Digitally controlled, proprietary hydraulic road simulators enhance product validation by replicating millions of road miles in weeks, instead of years. Sophisticated computer simulations and advanced analysis of engine and vehicle control systems operate on powerful supercomputers to optimize vehicle efficiency.
PACCAR’s Technical Centers partner with government agencies and academic institutions to evaluate future vehicle technologies. The technical centers leverage these partnerships to identify innovative designs that will further improve the industry-leading performance and fuel efficiency of Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF trucks.