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Looking Forward and Backward

Blog Commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior EDitor

If nothing else, it seems likely 2017 will go down as 'The Year of the Electric Truck,' says Senior Editor Jack Roberts. Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

December 15, 2017

It turned out 2017 was quite a year in terms of setting the stage for trucking's adoption of emerging technology. Does that mean 2018 will be a snoozer?

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, International, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, vehicle to vehicle communication, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Nikola Motor Company, Donald Trump, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Friday, December 15, 2017 1:13 PM | » Comments(1)

Robots in the Jungle

Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

A new self-steering system developed by Volvo is being tested in South American sugarcane fields to see if it can reduce crop spoilage and increase yields. Photo: Volvo

June 8, 2017

An autonomous steering test in the cane fields of Brazil shows why autonomous technology won't be limited to city centers and freeways.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Vehicle Control, Farming

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Thursday, June 8, 2017 6:55 AM | » Comments(0)

The Future Looks Familiar for Volvo's SuperTruck

Volvo's SuperTruck owes more than a passing nod to current VNL styling with highly aggressive, full-length aerodynamics.

February 15, 2017

Volvo's SuperTruck features some amazing, cutting-edge technology. And yet 70% of its components are running the roads on VNL tractors today. Equipment Editor Jim Park and Senior Editor Jack Roberts were the first non-Volvo drivers to climb behind the wheel. Roberts shares the experience in his Truck Tech blog.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, SuperTruck

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:34 PM | » Comments(3)

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