The largest region in mainland France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, is considering a tax on foreign trucks. Wouldn’t this measure, which has already been implemented in certain European countries, represent a step towards the breakup of a common space…?
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.
Alternative fuels have their pros and cons. Fleet operators across Europe who just aren’t interested might soon change their tune if we had another oil crisis. So, maybe worth a look then? Ian Norwell drives Iveco’s new Stralis tractor, and there’s a natural gas-powered version too, straight from the factory.
Electric commercial vehicles have a place in the industry, but not at heavier weights. At least, that was the popular view, until Daimler unveiled their full-electric 26 tonne rigid chassis. Ian Norwell reports from the company’s Stuttgart headquarters and test track.
The truck industry likes nothing more than a new buzzword or phrase, and we’re now being bombarded from all directions with “sustainable transport.” Ian Norwell reports from Sweden on Scania’s view of what is sustainable.
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.
Actuellement, les constructeurs de poids lourds innovent en matière de carburant propre. En 2015, Scania a ainsi livré 180 camions roulant au gaz GNC (Gaz naturel comprimé). En 2016, la version GNL est disponible. Le constructeur suédois a réalisé un test en présence d’huissiers en mars 2016 afin de contrôler les performances du Scania GNL (Gaz naturel liquéfié).
A “platoon” of three long-haul freight trucks drove down Germany’s A52 autobahn on Monday, their drivers sat hunched with eyes on the road but hands off. Occasionally the three men looked over to a passenger seat camera in their trucks to address Daimler executives in Düsseldorf, who moments earlier asked them to activate autopilot technology…
Animated video: trucks, how to double the annual CO2 reduction rate | ACEA – European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association
Watch this animated video to find out how Europe can more than double the annual CO2 reduction rate from road transport (…) If all relevant stakeholders join forces, we’ll be able to unlock the full potential of further reducing CO2 emissions – and reach ambitious environmental targets. This means that if we move from a ‘new vehicle only’ approach to a fully integrated approach, Europe could more than double the annual CO2 reduction rate from road transport.
En organisant une mutualisation à grande échelle, l’internet physique vise à améliorer l’efficacité de la logistique. Les premières expérimentations montrent l’intérêt du projet (…) L’objectif le plus affirmé de l’internet physique est de mutualiser les flux afin d’augmenter le taux de remplissage des poids lourds et donc de diminuer les émissions de gaz à effet de serre.
Semi-automated trucks will hit Europe in world-first next month
The world’s first cross-border initiative with smart trucks will take place in Europe early next month. Six European truck manufacturers – DAF Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus, Scania and Volvo Group – will take platoons of semi-automated trucks to public roads, crossing borders from various European cities in order to reach their final destination of the Port of Rotterdam on April 6.