New in Hannover

Once every two years the trucking world descends on Hannover for the IAA. This is, probably, the world’s biggest truck show and subject to a lot of attention. Global launches of trucks and trailers abound and everyone has something new to sell. This year, Daimler have introduced their Future Truck 2025 concept, the self driving truck in this video.

The show also sees the announcement of the Truck of the Year for 2015 in Europe. This year the honour goes to Renault for the new T Series of trucks, shown in this video. The new design is unlikely to see the light of day here in Australia, so we must make do with some spectacular video imagery.

MAN have gone all arty on us, commissioning artists to design custom paint jobs for the trucks at the show. The Tattoo designs were the result of an international design competition entitled ”Can you make travel-ing works of art from songs?” The first prize of $17,500 went to Sebastian Bieler for his design,  judged on colour composition, artistic interpretation of the songs of German singer Peter Maffay, visual effect, creativity, and workmanship

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Here is a video of the artists at work:

For Scania, being at the IAA is all about being the greenest at the show. The company has put a major emphasis on fuel economy with the Streamline range of trucks, minimising drag and maximising efficiency.

It’s not all just trucks, here’s a round up of the new vans on show, including a new concept and shape from Volkswagen and the New Daily from Iveco.