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HGV technology supplier acquires aerodynamic specialist

WABCO acquisition of Laydon Composites brings commercial vehicle aerodynamic product coverage into global Heavy Goods Vehicle markets. WABCO has acquired Laydon Composites (LCL), a manufacturer of aerodynamic devices for heavy-duty trucks and trailers. LCL generated revenues of approximately CAD$25 million …

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Volvo truck platoon meets with positive reaction

Three Volvo trucks travelling in platoon formation arrived in Rotterdam to positive reactions from decision makers and the general public alike. The platoon of three heavy goods vehicles from Volvo, which travelled from Gothenburg to Rotterdam last week as part …

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Gothenburg showcases innovative electric buses

Volvo recognises employees involved in development of Gothenburg electric bus power trains with innovative charging and energy management systems. Volvo has presented its 2016 Volvo Technology Award to a group of employees responsible for electric power trains on buses. Led …

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HGV manufacturer takes part in platooning Challenge

Iveco joins four other HGV suppliers in a demonstration of the benefits of driving in close formation as part of the European truck platooning Challenge. This week sees the European Truck Platooning Challenge in action as platoons of heavy goods …

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Sweden and Holland take part in cross border platooning

A three Scania HGV convoy will take part in the first cross border platoon in close formation from Sweden to Rotterdam at the end of March. The Netherlands led European Truck Platooning Challenge will take place between 29th March and …

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Regenerative energy company moves to UK technology park

The MIRA Technology Park has welcomed Lightning Hybrids to its list of automotive technology tenants with its regenerative braking systems. The US manufacturer of hydraulic hybrid technology is the latest automotive innovator to join the MIRA technology park in Warwickshire, …

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Truck platoon to head for Rotterdam from Sweden

Three connected Volvo trucks driving in close formation will take part in the European Truck Platooning Challenge in a drive from Gothenburg to Rotterdam. Volvo is taking part in the European Truck Platooning Challenge, a programme initiated by the Dutch …

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5G collaboration could bring tighter platooning

Scania and Ericcson are working together on research into the use of 5G for V2x communications to enable tighter formations of vehicle platoons. The Mobile World Congress event has witnessed the signing of research agreements between communication specialist, Ericsson and …

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