The world's population is expected to grow from seven billion people today, to 10 billion - some estimates are even 15 billion - by 2100. The constraints on space and resources will only intensify, changing the way we build buildings, harvest food, transport critical goods and people, and altering how the world will consume energy.
Knowing the planet is facing these challenges as well as significant issues like climate change and poor air quality, Cummins is developing a broad portfolio of power solutions to give our customers the right tools for the job for the work they need to do – all over the world in all types of applications.
Cummins products – which range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as engine systems components, controls and related technologies – can greatly reduce emissions of several types including oxides of nitrogen (NOx), which contributes to ozone, and particulate matter (PM) that impacts air quality issues, and greenhouse gasses like CO2 and NH3 which contribute to climate change. Adopting cleaner technologies today, like near zero natural gas products and nearer to zero diesel, prior to widespread commercialization of zero emission technologies for all markets, can make an immediate, positive impact.
Cummins is further advancing diesel and natural gas engine technology and will continue bringing new solutions to market. It is developing electrified solutions and investing in alternative technologies like natural gas and hydrogen fuel cells and exploring other new technologies. In addition, the company continues to develop integrated engine system technologies and controls and is working with partners to integrate its products and services in the autonomous vehicles of the future. Advancements in connectivity and automation can drive efficiencies further and allow for smarter operations and reduced maintenance for customers and end-users.
"Technological innovation is at the heart of what we do," said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO. "Cummins is a global technology leader with a broad portfolio of power solutions. We will continue to innovate to ensure our customers' success."