This is a video about what’s next for Cummins, put out as part of the engine makers presentations at the IAA truck show in Hannover last week. It gives us an idea of the way they are thinking and where they see engine development going into the next decade.
After being shown at an expo next week, there will be an example of Iveco’s Electric Acco on the road. The new truck will be an Australian-first, an operational Iveco Acco waste truck, not powered by traditional diesel but by battery electric power.
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.
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.
With an announcement from car maker SEAT and transport operation Grupo Sesé there is an Aussie-style A-double concept appearing in Europe. The truck runs on the roads of North West Spain transporting car components for the car maker SEAT.
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.