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2008-06-19
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Although it is the smallest Unimog, Mercedes-Benz claims that the U 20 it is just as capable as the larger models, sharing familiar features such as permanent all-wheel drive, single tires front and rear, differential locks, portal axles to maximize ground clearance, coil springs, power take-offs, and onboard dual-circuit common hydraulics. Standard equipment also includes an air-conditioned cab.
2012-03-14
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The new model will replace the existing Tourneo and Transit and the long-running E-Series Econoline in North America.
2012-08-29
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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.
2009-10-14
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Alpine has developed a multiple camera system to improve visibility around a vehicle, which is additionally linked to a navigation database to add further functionality. Although the first prototypes have been developed using passenger cars, the company believes the technology has far greater potential applied to commercial vehicles and buses.
2009-12-03
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Cummins’ new ISX11.9 11.9-L engine would be a comfortable fit for European automotive use. Truck engine capacity in Europe averages around 12 to 13 L for long-haul use, around 2 to 3 L less than the average in North America. For North America, Cummins is targeting dump trucks, mixers, fire trucks, and refuse vehicles for the engine.
2009-11-30
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Delphi has entered the European digital tachograph market with the EFAS 3 device, produced in partnership with EFKON of Germany, a company better known for telecommunication and electronic vehicle tolling systems. Delphi has also launched a European diagnostic tool for trucks and buses, including braked trailers, designed for independent service providers.
2009-12-03
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Carraro DriveTech displayed a concept transaxle designed for agricultural and other off-highway applications at the recent Agritechnica. The transaxle, named VaryT, introduces a Torotrak toroidal transmission in place of a hydrostatic/shunted hydrostatic drive in a transaxle casing.
2009-12-03
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Daimler Trucks is the largest truck manufacturer in the world, having sold some 329,800 vehicles in 2008 and claiming a 15.2% slice of the global truck market. So when the company launches a new range of engines, it’s big news in every sense.
2009-11-30
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Scania has developed a new coach for the European market in partnership with Chinese coach body builder Higer. The cooperation will produce further models in the future. The body was designed by Scania’s design department and then developed jointly with Higer.
2010-09-27
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"Once we have Euro VI, Japan 09, and EPA 10, we don’t see any further lowering of [pollutant] emissions with new standards, so my vision is that we now change the mindset to CO2,” said Wolfram Schmid, Director of Heavy Duty Engines in Truck Product Engineering at Daimler Trucks.
2010-09-27
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After massive reductions from advanced fuel injection, he says it has to be about chassis, size of vehicle, rolling resistance, and air resistance.
2009-05-01
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Following the revisions to the D16 16-L engine fitted to the Volvo FH16 truck to comply with the Euro-V emissions legislation, Volvo Trucks has announced changes to the remaining 7.0-, 11-, and 13-L engine ranges to meet Euro-V requirements.
2009-04-28
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The U.S.-based transmission manufacturer has gained license rights to U.K.-based Torotrak’s infinitely variable transmission (IVT) and options over global manufacturing and sales exclusive rights in the light- to medium-duty truck and bus sectors.
2009-05-01
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Versions of the Daily parallel-hybrid cargo van, EuroCargo parallel-hybrid light truck, and Citelis serial-hybrid city bus are among the projects under development at Fiat subsidiary Iveco’s Altra plant in Genoa, Italy.
2009-04-29
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Tightening global emissions limits and cost control have been key factors in driving up the share of automated transmissions fitted to commercial vehicles. Transmission manufacturers now offer a broader range of automated products than before.
2009-06-04
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A joint venture between Proton Motor Fuel Cell, UJV Nuclear Research Institute, and Skoda Electric has produced a bus powered by a “triple-hybrid” fuel-cell system. Triple-hybrid refers to the combination of hydrogen fuel cells, batteries, and ultracapacitors used to power, store, and capture energy on the vehicle.
2009-08-07
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Wabco has introduced two technological enhancements for its electronic braking systems (EBS) for truck and trailer combinations. The two developments are designed to improve the performance of braking systems fitted to extra long trailers and also truck and trailer combinations where two or more trailers are used.
2009-08-07
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Combine Mercedes-Benz experience with fuel-cell buses to date with the hybrid drive elements of the diesel-electric Citaro G BlueTec serial hybrid bus and what is the result? The prototype Citaro fuel-cell hybrid bus, shown at the recent UITP Congress (the World Congress of the International Association of Public Transport) in Vienna.
2009-08-07
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The European Union Project, Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport (HAVEIt), is developing technologies to help produce a new generation of “intelligent vehicles,” equipped with advanced driver-assistance systems.
2008-08-14
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The British Secretary of State for Transport Ruth Kelly and Secretary of State for the Environment Hilary Benn have set out the U.K. government’s approach regarding biofuels. The statement follows the publication of the “Gallagher Review,” commissioned by the U.K. government in February. The review was prompted by rising food prices and recent research into the effects of land-use change stimulated by the growing demand for biofuels.
2010-04-16
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Mercedes-Benz has introduced a number of modifications to the Econic low-entry cab truck range for the 2010 model year. These include diesel models certified to European Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle (EEV) standards, new occupant safety equipment, and chassis and axle enhancements.
2010-04-16
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Drivetrain control technology originally developed for high-performance rally cars competing in the World Rally Championship (WRC) has been adapted for heavy-duty, off-highway, all-wheel-drive systems, with the objective of improving safety and driveability while reducing maintenance costs.
2010-07-09
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The launch of a completely new heavy-commercial-vehicle V8 diesel engine is a rare event. In September, Scania, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, will launch a new 16.4-L V8 engine, in addition to the Swedish company's existing 15.6-L V8, at the top of its heavy-truck range.
2009-02-02
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Volvo has developed its D16 16.1-L truck engine to produce 700 PS (515 kW). The engine is the most powerful available in a European production truck. It meets the Euro-5 emissions standard, which will become effective for new vehicles in the European Union on Oct. 1.
2009-02-02
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Iveco, the Fiat Group truck division, based in Turin, Italy, will make EEV-compliant diesel engines available throughout the truck range in Europe. Individual markets can decide if EEV-compliant engines will be the regular offering or available as an option. In some markets, such as the U.K., the company has already decided to make EEV engines regular equipment at no additional cost.
2009-01-20
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Euro VI, with a likely implementation date of 2013/14, is not yet finalized, and the introduction of World Harmonized Heavy Duty Certification (WHDC) could replace test procedures in Europe, North America, and Japan. Switching to WHDC test cycles could have several effects on fuel injection system design.
2009-02-27
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Vehicles on urban delivery and collection routes and buses are perhaps some of the more obvious beneficiaries of hybrid power systems, where the continual stop/start driving cycles offer many opportunities to recover and recycle braking energy.
2016-05-03
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Despite the greater efficiencies of engine brake designs, increasing gross weights, lower rolling resistance, and engine downsizing have driven the need for more auxiliary braking power on heavy trucks and buses. Jacobs Vehicle Systems' response is the High Power Density (HPD) engine brake.
2016-07-15
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Federal-Mogul will show its new Envirokool piston at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover in September. In the pre-development stage, the piston is designed to withstand higher temperatures by incorporating a sealed-for-life cooling chamber within the piston crown.
2016-08-09
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Daimler Trucks will display its Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept, claimed to be the first-ever battery-electric 26-tonne gross weight commercial truck, at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany.
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