The physics of slowing and stopping a heavy commercial vehicle has safety and cost implications. While engines have borne the harsh glare of the legislative spotlight in recent years, braking and stability systems have arguably been making bigger strides in the background. Ian Norwell reports.
Every element in a heavy truck’s drivetrain is being constantly scoured for efficiencies, from piston crown to tyres. We’ve been to the Nürburgring to look at a new engine brake that has real promise. Ian Norwell reports.
Outside the fanfare of product launches, where new trucks get the five-star treatment, there are running changes and upgrades that often bring almost as much value. Ian Norwell reports for Fleet Street from DAF’s engineering briefing and driving event in Barcelona.