Telematics – enabler of development and desirability?
Like the majority of private companies in the sector, some regions are gradually realising the benefit of using telematics in road transport. This is the case in Ohio, where its governor, John Kasich, wants to develop a “Knowledge Belt” to replace the former “Manufacturing Belt” that has now become obsolete.
To produce clean, renewable energy, the teams at Colas came up with the idea of covering the road with solar panels. The Wattway solar road project is currently being tested in France before it goes on the market two years from now.
New truck launches come in different strengths. They range from a simple makeover – little more than a powder-and-paint exercise – right up to the full-fat genuinely new truck. The launch of Scania’s new R and S Series in Paris in late August was most assuredly the latter, securing its place as International Truck of the Year 2017 just a few weeks later. Ian Norwell went along to press the flesh and look at the metal.
Michelin solutions brings DS Smith into EFFITRAILER™ fold
Paper and corrugated packaging producer DS Smith is the latest company to sign up to Michelin solutions’ newly-launched EFFITRAILER ™ telematics programme, fitting the system to 40 single-decker trailers.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) for increased safety and savings
External and internal sensors, sensors on the ground, data collection; do you know all the secrets of TPMS that make it possible to monitor the tyre pressure of all the vehicles in a fleet in real time? Find out how they work in this infographic.
The prospect of automated driving, and the so-called platooning of heavy trucks, has taken another step towards reality with a live on-highway demonstration from Daimler in March. But they see it as just one part of a much bigger picture.