how does a hydrogen fuel cell truck work?

How Does a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Work?

After a series of futuristic fuel cell truck launches, the latest launch from Daimler trucks answers a few more questions about exactly how does a hydrogen fuel cell truck work? The launch of the GenH2 truck by the global group coincides with a lot of gossip on business news channels in the US about claims made by fuel cell truck innovator, Nikola. Read more

mirrorcam on the road

Mirrorcam on the Road

This video, from the UK explains some of the aspects the new Mirrorcam system can achieve, it explains how to use mirrorcam on the road. Mercedes-Benz has just introduced the new Actros, the first truck available in Australia with cameras instead of side mirrors. It is the first road-registered vehicle of any kind in the country with MirrorCam, which is both a fuel-saving measure and vision-improving safety feature. No cars available in Australia feature this technology as yet. Read more

moving towards a touch screen dashboard

Moving Towards a Touch Screen Dashboard

The world’s truck manufacturers have been moving towards a touch screen dashboard for some time and this process has taken a major step forward with the introduction of the new Actros from Mercedes Benz.  Read more

buy a truck with no mirrors

Buy a Truck With No Mirrors

It will now be possible to buy a truck with no mirrors on the Australian market, as Mercedes Benz introduce Mirrorcam on the Actros model truck now on sale. This release also sees the return of the Actros name which was not used when the current generation of Mercedes Benz heavy duty trucks was introduced back in 2016. Read more

getting really serious about fuel cell trucks

Getting Really Serious About Fuel Cell Trucks

An announcement from Volvo Group and Daimler Truck sees two of the biggest truck makers in the world joining forces and getting really serious about fuel cell trucks. The two global giants are forming a joint venture for large-scale production of fuel cells with the aim of having heavy duty fuel cell trucks on the road in just over five years time.

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how much information do you need?

How Much Information Do You Need?

Most modern dashboards are getting more and more sophisticated every year, but how much information do you need? The fact of the matter is that the old fashioned dashboard with analogue instruments for everything is fast becoming a thing of the past. Read more

mirrorless Mercedes is truck of the year

Mirrorless Mercedes is Truck of the Year

Following an announcement at the Solutrans event in Lyons in France we now know that the mirrorless Mercedes is truck of the year. At the event the Mercedes-Benz’s new Actros has been elected International Truck of the Year 2020 by a jury of 24 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists, representing 24 major trucking magazines from throughout Europe. Read more

disruption in the truck industry

Disruption in the Truck Industry

Following a commitment by Global Truck boss, Martin Daum, the following couple of months saw Daimler buying into a self-driving vehicle company, Torc Robotics a company with the professed aim of introducing disruption in the truck industry.  Read more

behind the wheel of an Econic

Behind the Wheel of an Econic

Last year the Mercedes Econic notched-up 900 sales in the UK, so Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers, recently had a stint behind the wheel of an Econic 1830L 4×2 18-tonne Hyva skip-loader to find out what is making it more popular than its Atego sibling. The truck is available in a variety of axle configurations, including 4×2, 6×2, 8×4 and 8×4 tridem. Late last year fruit and vegetable supplier Reynolds added the first Econic semis to its London fleet. Read more