Author Archives: Iep van der Meer

1064 Iveco LNG trucks for Amazon

1064 Iveco LNG trucks for Amazon

Amazon has ordered 1064 Iveco Stralis S-Way NP trucks on LNG. The first 236 trucks, equiped with CNG are already on the road, the rest will be delivered in 2022. The trucks are equiped with the Iveco Driver Pal telematic system that supports the drivers. This system was developed together with Amazon.Continue Reading

Share me:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Scania and TuSimple prototype

Scania and TuSimple prototype

On the Chinese CIIE Exhibition in Shanghai the American company TuSimple presents an autonomous Scania 500S. Both company’s work together on autonomous driving since 2020 and this looks like a first public presentation. An early prototype had racks on the roof with sensors but everything is now integrated in a new roof and windvisor design.…Continue Reading

Share me:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Scania S-U-P-E-R, the new 13 liter engine

Scania S-U-P-E-R, the new 13 liter engine

Scania presents news with the new 13 liter ‘world engine’ of Traton, new rear axles and the Scania Mirror View Camera system. The new, non EGR 13 liter engine is called the Super engine. The engine has a one piece cylinder head, double overhead camshafts and a powerfull engine brake. As an option there is…Continue Reading

Share me:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Volvo Efficiency concept truck in Brazil

Volvo Efficiency concept truck in Brazil

Volvo Trucks is testing a Efficiency Concept Truck in Brazil. The Volvo FH has longer side fenders, is built lighter and, most interesting, has an aerodynamic optimized front. The front part of the cab is made 175 mm longer on the front end and is rounder than before. The complete front design is new and…Continue Reading

Share me:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
DAF shows aerodynamic proto’s

DAF shows aerodynamic proto’s

DAF Trucks has presented the aerodynamic prototypes that were used for the development of the new XF and XG series. The last years DAF has tested a series of models in the windtunnel to find out what design the best result gives for maximum aerodynamics. The backward leaning model that is shown here was only…Continue Reading

Share me:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
DAF: 15 liter engine?

DAF: 15 liter engine?

Rumours say that DAF is looking at a more powerfull engine for the new generation. At this moment the most powerfull DAF engine, the Paccar MX13 has 530 Hp. That is enough for most transport operations, but in on markets like Norway, Sweden and Australia engines with 600 Hp or more are demanded. At the…Continue Reading

Share me:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Nissan Frontier Pro 4×4

Nissan Frontier Pro 4×4

Nissan has shown the first photo’s of the new Frontier Pro 4×4 pickup truck. This midsize pickup is produced in the USA and comes with a 2.8 liter V6 petrol engine with 310 Hp and 381 Nm. The gearbox is a nine speed automatic and a transfer case for high and low gears. With the…Continue Reading

Share me:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Cummins Hydrogen injection engines

Cummins Hydrogen injection engines

Cummins is testing hydrogen injection engines in the USA. The tests include both 6,7 liter and the 15 liter engines. Cummins has a lot of experience with gas engines and the idea is now to have them ready for production in 2025. Other engine producers like Paccar are also developing H2o combustion engines for the…Continue Reading

Share me:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

BIGtruck online magazine