Deutz progressed its push for alternative drives by revealing its first electrified off-highway drive solution at Intermat. Company executives provide more details about the next steps into the electrification arena.
Mercedes-Benz Vans is the latest manufacturer to make its future plans clear, launching an eVito towards the end of this year and a larger eSprinter in 2019. The company is examining a fuel-cell version of the Sprinter to help alleviate range anxiety.
The U.S. Marine Corps awarded BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles a $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) with options for a total of 204 vehicles, which could be worth up to $1.2 billion.
Theorem Solutions CEO Stuart Thurlby believes augmented, mixed and virtual reality will change the way heavy vehicles are engineered and manufactured, as low-cost handheld devices become more commonplace.
The supplier has released a more advanced driver monitor for large trucks and buses that can be integrated into new vehicles or ones now on the road. Initially released for Japan, it will be expanding to North America and other markets in 2019.
Truck owners and commercial-vehicle suppliers are ramping up their safety efforts, making more advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) standard while looking at the potential benefits of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications.
The French manufacturer replaces the diesel engine with 1.5 cubic meters of batteries and two electric motors in the e12 compact wheeled excavator, which it promises to produce next year and bring to the U.S. market.