Trailers Full of Innovation

Here’s a trailer video showing a new innovative trailer from Italy. It seems to have lots of complicated features, but Diesel News is struggling to work out the kind of application it may be suited for. Loaded with feature, the whole thing looks very heavy.   Here’s another innovative trailer using a curved top and boat tails to get a better aerodynamic shape, for a tipper, interesting!   This Lamberet...

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Fitting KERS on Trailers

In case you missed it, the topic of fitting KERS on trailers was one of the most interesting presentations at the ComVec Conference in Melbourne, organised by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia. Here is a similar presentation from earlier this year by the Adgero CEO, Mack Murray, in Amsterdam.   The KERS system concept was introduced in Formula One racing back in 2009:   The pioneer in Australia, first to introduce a hybrid...

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Freight Monitoring Trial in Victoria

A freight monitoring trial in Victoria, which pairs in-vehicle technology systems with VicRoads data is hoped to help trucks and heavy vehicles better navigate Victoria’s road networks, and at the same time improve efficiencies for operators and safety for drivers.   The VicRoads Innovative Freight Road Trials will include technology from Navman Wireless Australia and Vehicle Monitoring Corporation (VMC). It will help to divert...

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I Can See Clearly Now

This is a video showing a new technology which could be seeing its way into the truck market some time soon. The combination of mirror and video screen should make the inclusion of increased visibility systems, like the one demonstrated in this video, easier to access.   Ficosa has developed an intelligent rearview mirror (IRMS). This system, which has an integrated display in the structure of the interior rearview mirror, works...

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The Internet of Trucks

Life for workshop personnel is going to change dramatically as all new trucks go online, connected directly to the internet all of the time. Daimler Trucks have announced the company’s intention of making all of its trucks internet ready when sold into the market.   At the upcoming IAA (International Commercial Vehicle Show) later this year, Daimler will be demonstrating its claimed technological leadership in the field of...

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Container Weighing Solution

A new, simpler, weighing system for containers is being introduced onto the Australian market. National Weighing & Instruments has announced a new partnership with New Zealand scale manufacturer, Bison, to supply Container Weighing Jacks, portable scales for accurately weighing shipping containers in any location.   New maritime rules will force shippers to accurately verify all export container weights from mid-2016, making...

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