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Our regular columns and sections are all contributions from leading industry figures.

June 10, 2019

Ford Trucks tackles Europe

Ford Trucks is tangibly demonstrating its intention to conquer the lucrative European truck market with a European tour for the F-Max, the 2019 International...

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June 10, 2019

MAN wins design awards

MAN Truck & Bus has received not one, but two sought-after iF Design Awards. The first accolade, the iF Design Award 2019 in the...

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May 10, 2019

Bauma 2019: just brilliant!

Bauma 2019 smashed all its records – from the number of visitors to the floor space occupied. I braved the crowds (and, believe me,...

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April 11, 2019

Revealed: the world’s longest BRT system

Busworld South East Asia took place in Jakarta last month and it was interesting to discover that one of its exhibitors runs the longest...

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April 11, 2019

Scania to pioneer full-length autonomous buses in Sweden

Scania and Nobina, the largest public-transport operator in the Nordic countries, will start trials of autonomous buses on regular routes in the Stockholm area...

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April 11, 2019

Van drivers break the law (and maybe their necks too)

More than half of van drivers in the United Kingdom (UK) have admitted to making calls behind the wheel without using a hands-free device....

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April 11, 2019

First Volvo e-trucks delivered to customers

Last year, I drove Volvo’s new electric trucks and now the first units have been delivered to customers! The vehicles in question are a...

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April 11, 2019

Nissan puts I2V technology to the test

Nissan is testing Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which helps drivers “see the invisible” – such as what’s farther down the road, behind a building or...

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March 1, 2019

Daimler ditches platooning!

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...

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February 19, 2019

Daimler spends €20 billion on battery cells

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

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February 19, 2019

Want to preserve your classic vehicle?

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

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February 19, 2019

Honda shows its Autonomous Work Vehicle at CES 2019

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

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