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IAA 2016: Mercedes-Benz Unveils All-Electric Urban eTruck

IAA 2016: Mercedes-Benz Unveils All-Electric Urban eTruck

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its innovative Urban eTruck at the 2016 IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover. Power for the eTruck comes courtesy of one high-speed asynchronous three-phase electric motor on each side. All up, the two motors deliver 250 kW (339 hp) and more importantly, 1000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque. As with other recent Mercedes products, the Urban eTruck focuses heavily on advanced technologies.

In the cabin, it includes a central 12.3 inch display showcasing all vital vehicle information as well as providing navigation services, including three-dimensional maps. Also found within the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is the latest development of the firm's FleetBoard system. It is an advanced telematics system which helps integrate the driver, the truck and the dispatcher into a single unit, starting with flexible scheduling and precise planning of delivery routes. 

Bosch is going to produce smart trucks since 2026

Bosch is going to produce smart trucks since 2026

Bosch will be unveiling its “VisionX” concept study to an international audience for the very first time at the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles show. The company will use a concept study to demonstrate what commercial vehicles will be capable of in just a few years. Fully connected and in some cases offering automated driving, they will run on highly efficient diesel or even electricity as the situation demands.

“The truck of the future will be a 40-ton smart device on wheels,” says Heyn. Smart connectivity and automation will enable it to navigate traffic on the freeway itself, mostly without driver intervention. This will give drivers time to take care of other tasks, such as planning routes, processing shipping documents, or simply taking a break.

Mercedes-Benz presents a limited edition of Atron 2324 in Brazil

Mercedes-Benz presents a limited edition of Atron 2324 in Brazil

At the end of last year, Mercedes-Benz Brazil announced closing the producing of the bonneted trucks Atron. This means that the latest bonneted model of the company leaves the market. To celebrate this fact, as well as the upcoming 60-year anniversary of Mercedes-Benz in Brazil, the company prepared 60 copies of the 3-axle model Atron 2324 in a special limited edition version of "Edição Especial". They are distinguished by special symbols, rich equipped and sold only through a special web page.

Volvo reduces fuel consuption by 70% with its SuperTruck Concept

Volvo reduces fuel consuption by 70% with its SuperTruck Concept

Volvo just released a new video of its SuperTruck concept vehicle which the automaker says has achieved a 70 percent improvement in fuel economy. The highly aerodynamic truck, which doesn’t have side mirrors, is the result of five years of development through the U.S. Department of Energy’s SuperTuck program. The secret is an optimized aerodynamics (drag was reduced by 40%), less powerfull engine D11 instead of D13, weight reduce by 1350 kg and other features. “Fuel efficiency is at the heart of Volvo’s innovation and design,” a narrator says during the 4-minute, 23-second long video.

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Volvo Trucks has claimed two world records for its 2,400 hp 'The Iron Knight', beating the previous records in the 500 and 1000 meter standing-start categories.

On its 500 meter run at a test track in Northern Sweden, The Iron Knight managed to reach a top average speed of 131.29 km/h in just 13.71 seconds. Meanwhile in the 1000 meter standing start, it topped out at an average of 169 km/h in a time of 21.29 seconds.

Piloting the 4.5 tonne behemoth was Boije Ovebrink, a man who in 1994 was European Truck Racing Champion and is the holder of five previous speed records. While Volvo wasn't chasing an outright top speed record, The Iron Knight did reach a top speed of 276 km/h throughout its gruelling testing regime.

Helping to make the truck so fast is its 2,400 hp and 6,000 Nm of torque developed courtesy of a mid-mounted engine with four turbochargers and a water-cooled intercooler. A slick-shifting dual clutch transmission drives power through the rear wheels.

According to Volvo Trucks technician Olof Johansson, “Specialists from several different Volvo Trucks departments worked closely together to develop a truck with unsurpassed performance. Apart from Volvo Trucks' powertrain, which is the heart and soul of The Iron Knight, we've hand-built the truck from the ground up. The fact that we succeeded in securing not just one record but two is absolutely amazing.”

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