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Daimler ditches platooning!

Mar 14, 2019No Comments

Incredibly, after years of hoo-ha surrounding the topic of platooning, the concept has been ditched by the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles! This revelation came from

Daimler spends €20 billion on battery cel...

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

Daimler has gone on a shopping spree, ordering battery cells to the value of a whopping €20 billion (about R324 billion). The orders will ensure

MAN hits the water!

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

FOCUS readers associate MAN with vans, trucks and buses. However, the company is now also focusing on the Asian luxury yacht market. Specifically, it aims

Volvo’s Nilsson retires

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

Claes Nilsson, executive vice president of the Volvo Group and president of Volvo Trucks, has announced his retirement. Nilsson has visited South Africa many times

Motion sickness – gone!

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

Lots of people really battle with motion sickness while in a vehicle. In fact, more than 30-million people in Europe suffer from this ailment! Quite

Want to preserve your classic vehicle?

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

Vehicle collectors the world over can rejoice! Classic Guard, a new ceramic coating, has been launched – and it is set to do wonders for

Honda shows its Autonomous Work Vehicle at ...

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

I was at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month. What a cool event! There was a lot of amazing stuff on

Scania supplies trucks for e-highways

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

Scania is supplying 15 trucks for trials on German e-highways this year. Trials will initially commence in Hessen along the A5 Autobahn, where the five-kilometre

Schmitz Cargobull debuts swap box with elec...

Dec 12, 2018No Comments

We’re all talking about e-mobility. I’m certainly writing about it all the time in this column. And e-trucks are almost becoming a dime a dozen.

Iveco triumphs at the Truck Racing Champion...

Dec 12, 2018No Comments

Iveco has been crowned the overall winner of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship 2018. Team Hahn’s Jochen Hahn, driving his Iveco Stralis, was recently