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Truck industry wants to punish AdBlue manipulation

Truck industry wants to punish AdBlue manipulation

European truck manufacturers have invested heavily in complex exhaust control technology that is delivering extremely clean heavy-duty vehicles which meet the stringent Euro VI emission standards. “The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) strongly condemns the advertising, sale and use of any aftermarket device that can be used by truck operators to turn off emission control…Continue Reading

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European trial with autonomous trucks

European trial with autonomous trucks

The Netherlands, Sweden, germany, Spain, Austria and 21 other European countries intend to jointly set up a trial with autonomous vehicles. This was agreed on during a meeting on connected and autonomous vehicles with the Dutch Ministry of Traffic and Environment recently in Amsterdam. In urban areas and in thinly populated areas countries intend to…Continue Reading

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2016 European Truck Platooning Challenge

2016 European Truck Platooning Challenge

As holder of the EU Presidency in 2016, the Netherlands will be organising the European Truck Platooning Challenge. Automated trucks of various types will drive in convoy (platooning) on public roads from a number of European cities to the Netherlands. They will travel on the main EU ITS corridors like the Nordic Logistic Corridor and…Continue Reading

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Netherlands: first platooning test

Netherlands: first platooning test

In The Netherlands, not far from the Scania premises in Zwolle, the first platooning test was executed, with the Dutch Traffic-minister and a number of members of the European Parliament as witnesses. Scania showed a platoon of three trucks which did it’s job wthout a problem on a usually crowded motorway which connects the north…Continue Reading

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No problems for large scale LHV usage in Europe

Nobody is offended when EU membership states would unanimously decide to start using Long and Heavy Vehicle combinations all throughout the European Union. That is the conclusion of a EU-study made in assignment of the European Parliament. After the proposal of the European Commission to allow Long and Heavy Vehicles in the EU, the Parliament…Continue Reading

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German organisations pro longer trucks

The three leading transport organisations BGL, DSLV and BWGL want more efficient vehicle-dimensions on the road to reduce the CO2 production and as a weapon against congestion on the roads. Also they want to do something about the shortage on truckdrivers. The organisations did not speak out the wish for longer vehicles, but that seems…Continue Reading

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