Scania has launched a new generation of buses for city and suburban operations. Leading with the Scania Citywide battery electric bus, the range will encompass buses for all fuel variants with a comprehensive offer of alternative fuels in the market.
Alstom is demonstrating its ground-based static recharging system - SRS - for electric buses in Malaga, Spain. SRS for e-buses is based on Alstom’s SRS static recharge technology for trams, a proven solution already in operation in Nice, France. The conductive system enables the charging of on- board equipment automatically in a few minutes, on a bus line or within a depot.
The XC40 Recharge is Volvo's first ever fully electric car and the first model to appear in its brand new Recharge car line concept. Over the next five years, Volvo Cars will launch a fully electric car every year, as it seeks to make all-electric cars 50 per cent of global sales by 2025, with the rest hybrids. Recharge will be the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Scheduled for launch starting in late 2020, initially in Japan, North America and Europe, the second-generation Mirai is much more than an eco-car, marking a new stage for FCEV technology. Improvements in fuel cell system performance and increased hydrogen storage capacity mean the new Mirai will target a thirty percent increase in driving range. The vehicle has also been totally redesigned based on Toyota's premium rear-wheel drive TNGA platform to combine greater agility and driving performance with a sleek and elegant exterior design.
The robots operate in synchronisation 24 hours a day; coordinate with 1,700 employees to make one car chassis every 68 seconds; and perform up to 16,000 welding spots every day. They have six axes and can swivel up to 720º, and some measure up to 6 metres high and can handle 700 kg of weight.
In just five years of production Lamborghini Huracán number 14,022 rolls off the assembly line, marking a production milestone for the V10 model of Lamborghini: the Gallardo, the previous Lamborghini V10 model, was produced in a total of 14,022 units over a production cycle of ten years (from 2003 to 2013). The V10 Huracán family, successor to the iconic Gallardo, made its world debut in 2014 with the coupé version, followed by the Spyder and the rear-wheel-drive versions: the Performante in 2017 and the Performante Spyder in 2018 proved their performance capabilities, holding several lap records. In 2019 the new Huracán EVO (coupe and Spyder) was introduced, featuring a next generation V10 engine and incorporating next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics.
Doosan Bobcat EMEA has opened its headquarters for the EMEA region, marking a further expansion in the Czech Republic. As part of its Dobříš campus, the newly erected building houses the company's management and other employees and complements the production plant and the training and innovation center.
The new Mercedes-Benz Actros manufactured in Brazil has been launched in the market. The heavy-duty truck uses global technologies and platforms such as the MirrorCam, which replaces the main and wide-angle mirrors and ensures a vast improvement in safety, vehicle handling and aerodynamics. The new Actros, which comes to the Latin American market, offers a rack of special features: in the Brazilian Actros, for example, there is a modern Euro V engine working with a transmission system in a combination which is only available on the Brazilian market. The components are optimised as regards consumption efficiency, while at the same time providing robustness, just like the extremely stable yet lightweight, comfortable vehicle suspension developed in Brazil, which is also easy to maintain and repair, according to Daimler Trucks.
The LQ is equipped with automated driving capabilities and 'Yui', an artificial intelligence-powered interactive agent designed to learn from the driver and deliver a personalized mobility experience. As a mobility company, Toyota believes that when people are free to move, anything is possible. This vision is built on an understanding that mobility goes beyond physical transportation to include the human need to be moved and engaged emotionally. LQ follows this philosophy under a core development theme of 'Learn, Grow, Love.' Yui and LQ's automated driving technology, both developed in partnership with Toyota Research Institute (TRI), combine to create a unique mobility experience that builds the relationship between vehicle and driver by learning from and responding to individual preferences and needs. The name expresses Toyota's hope that this approach will "cue" the development of future vehicles that enhance the relationship between car and driver.
Mercedes-Benz has been conducting systematic crash testing since 1959. To date, more than 14,000 cars have been tested. In addition to passenger cars, Mercedes-Benz also conducts thorough crash testing of vans and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The first crash test in the history of the brand took place on 10 September 1959. A test car slammed head-on into a solid obstacle. This marked the beginning of a new era in safety research. From then on, this made it possible to study the behaviour of vehicles and occupants in car accidents more closely using test cars and crash test dummies. At present, the Technology Centre for Vehicle Safety (TFS) in Sindelfingen conducts about 900 crash tests plus around 1700 'sled tests' each year. A test mule (body shell or test assembly) is mounted on the test sled and subjected to the forces arising during a real vehicle crash.
The Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) Group has launched ENOC Link, a digital venture that provides refuelling services to businesses and fleet owners in the UAE. ENOC Link’s fleet of purpose-built vehicles are tested and certified to the highest standards, equipped with integrated smart meters and operated by fully trained drivers and operators carrying the same high-spec fuel products sold through ENOC’s traditional service stations.
Magna Tyres has announced that the company is on track to opening its new head office and warehouse in Waalwijk, Netherlands. The approximately 51,000 m2 facililty will have the capacity to stock all major tyre sizes from the Magna portfolio and for all Magna Tyres’ market segments.