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2014-08-06
European Union proposals affecting the length of semi-trailer trucks and cabs are set to have a dramatic effect on European cab-over truck designs and will also allow for folding aerodynamic aids to be fitted to the rear of trailers.
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2014-08-01
Given the worldwide desire to reduce road accident fatalities, it seems likely that the first applications of autonomous driving technologies will appear on heavy commercial vehicles. Daimler recently demonstrated how it could develop such technologies in its Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 study, which will make its global debut at the IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show at Hanover in September.
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2014-03-10
Shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the concept uses a new construction method that brings together lightweight steels, a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic structure, and power from a hydrogen fuel cell.
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2014-03-10
Since the 2011 Mazda Minagi concept closely resembled the production CX-5 that followed, and the Takeri Concept that appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show that year gave rise to the Mazda6 production model, it is hardly surprising that the Hazumi concept revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show was widely expected to pave the way for the production Mazda2 replacement.
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2014-02-03
How are heavy-duty diesel fuel systems likely to evolve in Europe, now that Euro-VI, the tightest yet emissions regulations applied to heavy trucks and buses in the European Union, have come into force for all new vehicles? Delphi's Heavy-Duty Diesel Systems Engineering Director, David Draper, offers his insights.
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2013-09-24
Volvo’s stand at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show left no doubt about the design influence for the Concept Coupe unveiled at the show. It was billed as the next-generation P1800, and a version of the 1960s coupe was on prominent display on the Volvo stand, overlooking the concept.
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2013-09-24
Renault unveiled the Initiale Paris concept at Frankfurt, designed as a replacement model for the Renault Espace and also to show Renault’s thinking for future high-end vehicles.
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2013-09-24
BMW officially launched the i3 electric car at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and also showed a prototype of the plug-in hybrid sports car, the i8. This variant of the i8, which was first seen as a concept four years ago, is due to enter production later this year.
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2013-09-23
“It starts with the sketch. You have to have the killer sketch,” explained GM Europe Vice President of Design Mark Adams, for the car that is destined to inspire future cars from Opel and Vauxhall.
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2013-09-18
On display at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the cars adopt similar electrical architecture with the same basic electric motor design and similar battery technology.
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2013-04-15
Following the launch of the Volvo FH at the IAA Show at Hanover last September, Volvo Trucks has launched a revised FM range at the U.K. CV Show, ahead of the start of production in September 2013.
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2013-04-15
DAF will be the first Paccar company to use the new MX-11 engine from fall 2013, while Kenworth and Peterbilt are expected to offer the MX-11 from 2015.
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2013-03-18
Paying homage to Sergio Pininfarina, who died last year, and the mid-engined configuration that he persuaded Enzo Ferrari to adopt in 1965, his namesake company, Pininfarina, devised a striking barchetta concept car, based on the running gear of the Ferrari 458 Spider, which was displayed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
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2013-03-13
Touring Superleggera unveiled the production version of its Disco Volante model at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, having introduced a full-scale model in 2012. The model makes a clear reference to the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante (flying saucer) C52 of 1952, produced by Carozzeria Touring, the forerunner of Touring Superleggera.
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2013-03-13
The VIZIV plug-in hybrid crossover concept unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show was said to show the future direction of the brand. If so, it could signal a move away from conventional four-wheel-drive systems for the company’s products.
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2013-03-12
A lightweight carbon fiber structure, high-power hybrid driveline, active ride height, and racing aerodynamics systems help to make the new car a technical tour de force.
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2013-03-12
On display at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show was a full-scale model of a project created by students from IED’s Masters in Transport Design program. It was a collaborative project with Alfa Romeo for a sedan that would also appeal to the American and Asian markets.
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2013-03-12
The name proved a controversial choice at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but that aside, the Ferrari LaFerrari packs as much technology as its McLaren P1 rival. That is hardly surprising given both companies’ extensive experience in racing.
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2013-03-12
MMC showed a forward look to future EV development, extending use beyond a primarily urban environment to vehicles with greater range capacity.
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2013-03-12
For a collaborative European project, the company will provide up to 70 ultracompact urban electric vehicles including a vehicle developed from the i-Road concept shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, so it looks destined to enter some form of production.
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2013-03-11
It is two years since the Fiat brand displayed the 4C concept at Geneva, having turned the design around in nine months. Even at that stage, the car was already marked out for production, with the first cars expected in 2012.
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2012-12-11
DAF Trucks unveiled its first Euro-VI compliant vehicle, the DAF XF heavy truck, at the recent IAA Hanover Show and has now revealed further details.
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2012-10-09
The concept from the 2012 Paris Motor Show could be a hint at the future design direction for the Daimler subsidiary’s compact Fortwo two seater.
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2012-10-08
For the Concept B-Class Electric Drive shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the battery pack is said to provide a range of up to 200 km (125 mi) on a full charge. Battery recharging can benefit from a rapid charging facility, which is said to be able to provide a range of up to 100 km (62 mi) after one hour of charging from a 400-V supply.
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2012-10-08
The company used the 2012 Paris Motor Show to display the Active Concept Tourer that looks set to compete with FWD rivals such as the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz B-Class.
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2012-10-08
Job losses and plant closures mean tough times for PSA Peugeot Citroën at the moment. So what better place than the French national motor show to demonstrate that design flair and engineering are alive and well in the company?
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2012-10-08
The design-oriented Adam was the only car on show on the Opel booth at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the solo act signifying the importance of the company’s first entry into the European three-door hatchback A-segment.
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2012-08-29
Transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano of Italy has developed a new family of synchronizers for heavy-duty truck transmissions, designed to speed up gearshifting and deliver improved fuel consumption.
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2012-03-14
The new model will replace the existing Tourneo and Transit and the long-running E-Series Econoline in North America.
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2012-03-14
Jaguar has never before produced a station wagon variant of a large model, with the only previous station wagon in the company’s history being the X-Type. That gap was filled with the unveiling of the XF Sportbrake at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, based on the revised 2012 model year variant of the XF saloon.
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