Innovations in the Transportation Industry
Fleet owners, owner drivers and drivers will be interested in the technical innovations being developed and touted in the USA and which may have an impact on our transport industry here in Australia. ACA, which does market research says that Innovation The Key To Future Of Australian Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market
- One of the most interesting one is the “truck to truck” communication technology which allows trucks to use the aerodynamics of each to enable fuel saving. This technology allows the trucks to travel closely but safely by wirelessly controlling braking and acceleration.
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- A company called Staxxon is designing and building collapsible shipping containers which they maintain will : “reduce the number of container ship movements as well as intra-state truck movements at ports related to empty containers.” You will find out more about this cost saving innovation at :http://staxxon.com/
- Kenworth launched its innovative truck designs at the Brisbane Show in May this year with the K200 which they say “is rated to 90 tonne GCM and features a powerful yet fuel efficient Cummins 15-litre ISXe5 SCR engine, producing 525 hp (391KW) and 1,850 lb/ft (2,500 Nm) of torque. Mated to the powerplant is an UltraShift Plus FO-20E318B-MXP Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) which feeds power to the Meritor RT46-160 rear axles. “
Check out this website:http://www.kenworth.com.au/kenworth-displays-latest-innovations-at-brisbane-truck-show/