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Volvo demonstrates autonomous mining truck

A fully autonomous construction vehicle used in the mining industry is being demonstrated in Sweden by Volvo. Part of a wider research and development project into autonomous vehicles conducted by Volvo, a new heavy goods vehicle is being unveiled by …

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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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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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Autonomous truck technology provides protection for vulnerable road users

Vulnerable road users in urban environments may soon gain protection from sensor technology in Volvo Trucks that predict blind spot incidents. Under development since September 2010, Volvo’s “Non-Hit Car and Truck” project has involved several key technology partners including HiQ …

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FTA Transport Manager road show begins this month in the UK

Places for the Transport Manager event series run by the Freight Transport Association are still available across the UK venues. The UK’s Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) annual Transport Manager conference series is rapidly running out of available places with 600 …

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Swedish test facility to be used for heavy vehicle safety development

Volvo Group will be using the new AstaZero testing facility in Sweden for the development of safety systems for use in heavy commercial vehicles. The inauguration has taken place of a new large-scale vehicle testing facility in Sweden. The AstaZero …

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Braking innovation stabilises lorries on dangerous descents

Introduction of stretch brakes on Volvo trucks reduces risk of jack-knifing for articulated lorries on slippery downhill gradients. The road safety technology team at Volvo trucks has released a braking innovation initially on lorries with draw-bar trailers and for articulated …

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Volvo invests in driver risk management systems

By investing in DriveCam, Volvo collaborates on the development of driver risk management systems for commercial vehicle operators. Volvo Group has invested in driver risk management company DriveCam in a move to progress the development of in-vehicle driver assessment and …

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