Semi-autonomous truck platooning — how does it work?

platooning

Platooning is a method that allows vehicles to travel in close formation on the road thereby increasing road capacity. Scania has been developing the technology for several years and is well positioned at the forefront of autonomous vehicle research and development to take platooning to the next level. It is hoped that they would help companies similar to these shipping …

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The new BMW i8 Roadster and BMW i8 Coupe

New BMW i8 Roadster and new BMW i8 Coupe are under starter’s orders. Both plug-in hybrid models feature further developed BMW eDrive technology, enabling longer range and more time in pure-electric mode. World premiere of the BMW i8 Roadster at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December 2017, market launch from May 2018. BMW i8 Roadster: BMW eDrive technology with hybrid synchronous …

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The beginning of the Skyline legend

1964 Prince Skyline GT 2nd Japan GP

For more than half a century, motor racing has drawn crowds in Japan. But for motorsports fans, one grand prix stands out: the 1964 meeting at Suzuka. It was the day the Skyline legend began. The GT-II race and a team of Skyline GTs lined up. They were modified sedans but were about to do the unthinkable – and challenge …

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New Limited Edition models of the Mercedes-Benz G‑Class 2017

Stylish aesthete, robust off-roader or extrovert SUV – the new Limited Edition models of the G‑Class exemplify how versatile the all-terrain icon still is just before the end of its period of manufacture. A special feature is the embossed emblem of a test scene “Schöckl proved since 1979” on the centre armrest. Comprehensively equipped both inside and outside, the special …

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Daimler introduces its first all-electric school bus in the US

electric school bus

The North American Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses introduced its first all-electric school bus for series production. Starting in 2019, the “Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric Bus“ or short „Jouley“ will drive up to 81 kids all over America to school – safely, quietly and emission-free. The 160kWh battery provides a range of up to 160 kilometers. Additional battery packs are optional …

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New Nissan LEAF become Best-selling all-electric vehicle

With the announcement of the Best of Innovation award winners for 2018, before a crowd of tech industry experts in New York, the all-new, zero-emission Nissan LEAF won its first major international award. Nissan is aiming for many more to come. As confirmation of Nissan’s leading investment in innovation, the Nissan LEAF 100% electric vehicle with ProPILOT (known as ProPILOT …

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