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MAN autonomous safety vehicle for road construction work

MAN autonomous safety vehicle for road construction work

MAN has done tests with an autonomous driving safety vehicle that secures roadworks. The MAN TGM follows another truck, while warning oncomming traffic for the roadworks. This only works when driving at low speed. This can save lives, because a lot of accidents happen with traffic colliding with these vehicles. The MAN TGM can also…Continue Reading

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Scania develops camerasystem to replace mirrors

Scania develops camerasystem to replace mirrors

Digital rear-view mirrors on trucks can replace conventional mirrors, reduce blind spots and improve visibility, according to a recently completed research project by Scania. Rear-view mirrors have not evolved a great deal since they became necessary in the 1960s as a result of the increasing number of highways worldwide, Scania says. Now things could be…Continue Reading

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Rollover side curtain for new Scania generation

Rollover side curtain for new Scania generation

Scania’s new truck generation can be equipped with rollover side curtain airbags integrated into the headliner moulding above the doors. Scania says this is a unique solution which has never previously been offered in trucks. Scania’s rollover side curtain airbags provide significantly-enhanced protection for those travelling in the vehicle in the event of a rollover, one…Continue Reading

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ZF and Wabco introduce Evasive Maneuver Assist technology

ZF and Wabco introduce Evasive Maneuver Assist technology

ZF and Wabco have announced a joint prototype of Evasive Maneuver Assist (EMA), a new collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles. Jointly developed by WABCO and ZF, the Evasive Maneuver Assist combines WABCO’s OnGuardACTIVE collision mitigation system technologywith ZF’s active steering technology, and marks yet another step toward enabling autonomous driving in the commercial vehicle…Continue Reading

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Volvo Non-Hit Car and Truck..

Volvo Non-Hit Car and Truck..

Volvo introduced a safety system that is monitoring the complete surroundings of the truck. The system ‘sees’ in 360 degrees everything that walks, rides bycicles or other objects that could be hit by the truck. The system is the result of a project that is called ‘Non-Hit Car and Truck’ and that project was done…Continue Reading

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Waiting for the safety nose

Waiting for the safety nose

The EU has decided that there is going to be extra space for streamlining and safety optimalisation on trucks in the near future. In other words, a truck can be made longer to fit those safety and efficiency bonnets and tailflaps. Now the ACEA, the organisation representing the truck manufacturers, say that they need more…Continue Reading

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Safest truck in the world!

Volvo did a lot of developement work before the launch. Not only were they on the road with a lot of fieldtest trucks, there was also a heavy test programm at their own testtracks. According to Volvo the new FH is not only the best driving and most comfortabel truck, it is also the safest…Continue Reading

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