Europe

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October 3, 2017

Volvo Launches Natural Gas Trucks in Europe

Volvo Trucks has introduced two natural gas heavy-duty trucks to the European market that the OEM claims can cut CO2 emissions by 20% to 100%.

August 28, 2017

UK Announces Series of Truck Platoon Tests

The British government has awarded funding that will enable a series of truck platoon tests on public roadways in the United Kingdom beginning next year.

August 3, 2017

Daimler Produces its First 3D-Printed Metal Part

In Europe, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has printed its first spare part made of metal that has passed all stages of the company’s quality assurance process.

June 1, 2017

Report: Autonomous Trucks Could Kill Millions of Jobs by 2030

A new report out of Europe is projecting that 50-70% of truck driving jobs could become redundant by 2030 as a result of self-driving truck technology.

April 5, 2017

Dana Breaks Ground on Gear Plant in Hungary

Dana Inc. broke ground April 5 on a new gear manufacturing facility in Győr, Hungary, intended to support new vehicle programs in Europe.

March 2, 2017

Volvo’s Euro Efficiency Concept Truck Now Boasts Hybrid Power

Sweden’s Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid truck designed for long-haul applications—a concept vehicle based on its European-spec Volvo FH cabover tractor powered by Volvo’s own D13 Euro 6 emissions-compliant diesel engine.

December 22, 2016

Trailers the European Way

European designs are often more elegant (or complex, depending on how you look at it), but these features add functionality to products.

December 16, 2016

Commentary: Europe is Different

What are the differences between trucks and trucking in North America versus Europe? Try to drive a long-nose conventional on roads that were conceived in the year 1403.

December 8, 2016

Truck Technology Is Global and Local

Even as innovative technologies leap borders, the engineering focus of truck builders and suppliers remains fixed on meeting the needs of local markets.

November 30, 2016

European Cargo Securement Devices are Diverse

Like here, tying down the goods is a concern in Europe, because a dominant German trailer builder recently displayed a van with numerous securement options aboard. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

October 18, 2016

Commentary: VW Does More Than You Think

Now that the initial brouhaha has died down after the news broke of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus investment in Navistar last month, there is probably one big question that still needs an answer in a lot of North American minds: Like, who the heck is Volkswagen?

October 3, 2016

Highlights From the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show [Video]

Autonomous technologies, connectivity and fuel efficiency were common themes at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Germany. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge was among the throng of international journalists there and has these video highlights.

September 22, 2016

Jacobs Debuts High Power Density Engine Brake for Europe

Heavy-duty vehicle component manufacturer Jacobs Vehicle Systems has launched its new High Power Density Engine Brake for vehicle and engine manufacturers, announcing the technology at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.

September 18, 2016

Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe

The Intelligent Electric Axle axle replaces a “passive” axle on a standard trailer tandem or tridem, and promises big fuel savings – 10 to 20% from hybrid-powered operation alone, Hyliion claims.

August 24, 2016

Scania Introduces New Model 10 Years in the Making

Swedish truck maker Scania is introducing a new range of trucks that it is calling the result of the largest investment in the company’s history.

July 28, 2016

M-B Class 8 Electric Truck to be Tested in Urban Delivery Service

Heavy-duty Urban eTruck for “short radius” use in Germany and elsewhere could be in production by 2020 or soon thereafter, Daimler says.

July 1, 2016

Stoneridge to Enter U.S. ELD Market

Stoneridge has announced plans to enter the North American electronic logging device market, using its experience in the tachograph market in Europe to help fleets and drivers comply with upcoming regulations.

June 17, 2016

Iveco's New Stralis Series Includes Gas Power

“Stralis NP is the first and only gas truck that has demonstrated it can be used in long-haul missions,” said Pierre Lahutte, brand president. Its range on LNG is up to 900 miles.

March 22, 2016

Photos: The European Truck Platooning Challenge

The European Truck Platooning Challenge is a project initiated by the Dutch government to promote platooning by bringing truck convoys to public roads.Trucks from Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, Man Truck & Bus, Volvo and Scania will participate in the event. Photos courtesy of European Truck Platooning

August 31, 2015

Rolling Along Toward Autonomous Trucks

Several news reports in the past week indicate that progress is being made on the road to autonomous commercial trucks.

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