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WMC to launch new ute in Australia

Sydney based Australian automotive distributor, WMC Group has secured the rights to distribute the Foton range of 4×2 and 4×4 utility vehicles with plans for the first vehicles to go on sale in Australia early in 2012. The agreement between WMC and Foton has been signed and secured while Australian Design Rule compliance and testing is currently underway and is ...

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WABCO increases telematics options with TrailerGUARD

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 8, 2011 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that the company has added three innovative functions to its TrailerGUARD™ system, a state-of-the-art telematics technology for trailer fleet management. WABCO’s TrailerGUARD recently won the 2010 Trailer Telematics Award for asset protection, a top industry ...

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Unimog celebrates 60 years

With the first Unimog dating from June 1951, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog is celebrating 60 years since it was created in Gaggenau and reached the milestone of the 10,000th unit in December 2010 as Unimog U 300/U 400/U 500 rolled off the band at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth. A unique vehicle concept had been created with its outstanding off-road mobility ...

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Upgrades for DAF MX Engine

DAF is introducing a significant number of innovations to the successful 12.9 litre PACCAR MX engine. New pistons, optimised fuel injection and a unique, fully encapsulated exhaust manifold unit ensure substantially lower fuel consumption and therefore lower CO2-emissions. The enhancements fit well within DAF Advanced Transport Efficiency (ATe), a full range of solutions with the aim of increasing transport performance ...

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IVECO announces engine line for Euro 6 without EGR

The new low-emission Cursor 11 heavy truck diesel engine from Iveco and Fiat Powertrain Technologies meets Euro-6 without EGR. Unlike the Euro-6 engines fromMercedes and Scania it does NOT have EGR as well as SCR and a DPF. The development comes from FPT Industrial’s SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology, which will be introduced on the two new Cursor and Tector ...

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2011 NatRoad Conference Pack Now Available

The 2011 NatRoad Conference Pack detailing the conference program, accommodation, pre & post activities and registration is now available. The conference is scheduled from 4 – 6 August, 2011 at the Mercure Townsville. This year’s theme is “Where the Rubber Meets the Road”. As NatRoad President Rob McIntosh states “…we have a line-up of expert, yet practical speakers presenting on ...

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Truckie sees the sense in having a National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Lindsay Transport truck driver and NatRoad member, Brian Dark, says a National Heavy Vehicle Regulator would get rid of the unnecessary red tape associated with inconsistent state and territory regulations which is costing the Australian heavy vehicle industry money. After delivering freight for almost 25 years, Brian believes the heavy vehicle industry wastes a lot of time dealing with state ...

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WABCO to Supply Emergency Braking Technology to Hyundai Commercial Vehicles

BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 18, 2011 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that the company has entered into a long term agreement with Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, to develop and supply WABCO’s OnGuardPLUS™ system, a breakthrough in emergency braking technology. OnGuardPLUS, ...

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VW set to take over MAN

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft announced that it has increased its holdings in ordinary shares in MAN SE from 29.9 percent to 30.47 percent. This step automatically initiates a mandatory public tender offer to the shareholders of MAN SE. The offer price for each ordinary share in MAN is expected to amount to EUR 95.00 and the offer price for each preference share ...

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TRUCKING INDUSTRY ANNOUNCES SAFETY RESEARCH PLAN

The Australian Trucking Association will fund a series of truck and trailer safety research projects as its commitment to the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. The Decade of Action is being launched across the world today, with the aim of stabilising and then reducing the number of road crash fatalities across the globe. Around the world, road crashes ...

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