Renault brings its robo delivery concept to life with Renault EZ-PRO, an autonomous delivery design featuring shared customisable robo-pods, which use a field-based human ‘concierge’ for special deliveries and driverless robo-pod fleet management.
With the announcement of an extended deal between Traton and Hino, Volkswagen are closer to becoming a global truck player. Traton is the new name for the current Volkswagen truck making group, which includes Scania, MAN, VW Trucks in South America and an increasing holding in Navistar in the US.
It looks like Mercedes Benz have taken the next step in the evolution of trucks with the release of the new Actros in Europe. The new model is fitted with every piece of modern technology known, with a few surprises added in to boot.
Last weekend saw the NatRoad Conference take place, an event where the backbone of the trucking industry get to have their say and communicate directly with the powers that be about the world of trucking. This video is one of those which were shown between sessions and illustrates the kind of membership NatRoad attracts.
With all of the amazing technological developments in the past few years it is possible to say we have autonomous truck driving now. All of this technology is in trucks being sold on the highways of Europe, of course, but a lot of that functionality is accessible to trucks being sold on the Australian truck market today.
Growing national heavy haulage operation, Centurion, were trying to find a safe way to transport tyres and have come up with a innovative design for trailers to haul tyres out to mining machinery in the resources sector. This new system introduces the possibility of making the transport of these large tyres much more efficient and drastically reduce costs.
Drivers on the Pacific Highway were last week asking them selves, is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s the Volvo Super Fuel Truck, a test bed to trial as many fuel saving technologies as possible in one vehicle.
Here we have some footage of a B-quad simulation and real world B-quads. The simulation is some work done to ensure the new B-quad which is going into service with Rocky Lamattina and Sons next week was capable of getting into the venue in Forbes, where the new combination was part of a Performance Based Standards Demonstration event on Wednesday.
The trucking industry is always coming up with new ideas, this time around it’s some smart tie downs. Increasing emphasis on safety when loading and unloading a trailer is leading to more innovations in the load restraint area and Transking’s Lindsay King had his latest smart idea on show at the MEGATRANS2018 event earlier this year.
Every week Diesel News likes to feature photos from around Australia of the trucking industry showing up on Instagram. Here’s this weeks pictures, with a positive image, a skills show-off, a classic conventional and a short B-double.