conventional mirrors replaced by cameras

Conventional Mirrors Replaced by Cameras

The DAF’s New Generation XF which PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, drove was fitted with DAF’s new Digital Vision System, which sees conventional mirrors replaced by cameras located high up on the sides of the cab, with images projected onto screens mounted on the A-pillars. Like Mercedes-Benz’s MirrorCam system, the camera pans while cornering, always keeping the rear of the trailer in the centre. Lines appear on the screens, identifying the rear of the trailer (to aid manoeuvring), and informing the driver when it’s safe to pull in after overtaking another vehicle. Read more

get the inside story on the new DAF

Get the Inside Story on the New DAF

PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, recently had the chance to drive an MX-11-powered DAF XF 450 FT 4×2 prime mover with 3-axle tanker trailer in Malaga, in the south of Spain, to get the inside story on the new DAF. Read more

first drive in DAF’s New Generation XF

First Drive in DAF’s New Generation XF

In his latest report from Europe, PowerTorque’s correspondent there, Will Shiers travels to Spain for a first drive in DAF’s New Generation XF, named last week as International Truck of the Year 2022 by a jury of 24 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists. Read more

Truck Innovation of the Year

Truck Innovation of the Year

DAF’s XF Hydrogen, a prototype of a hydrogen-fuelled heavy-duty truck with an internal combustion engine has won the 2022 Truck Innovation of the Year. Read more

International Truck of the Year double

International Truck of the Year Double

DAF has achieved an International Truck of the Year double, scooping both the ‘Truck of the Year 2022’ gong and the ‘2022 Truck Innovation Award’, both being presented in Lyon, France, this week. Read more

completely new big cabin DAF range is launched

Completely New Big Cabin DAF Range is Launched

The new XF, XG and XG+ are the models being unveiled as the completely new big cabin DAF range is launched. The new trucks are claimed to offer a 10 per cent improved fuel efficiency, a full suite of passive and active safety features and the next level of luxury in truck design. The New Generation DAF begins production for the European market in October. Read more

heavy duty market share going to European cabover

Heavy Duty Market Share Going to European Cabover

The last few years have seen an increasing heavy duty market share going to European cabover prime movers. That means this is probably just the right time for the Paccar organisation to ensure it has a genuine contender in the part of the market which prefers European trucks. The traditional US dominance is waning and truck buyers are looking for fuel economy and high level safety equipment on board.  Read more

first impressions of the new DAF XF flagship

First Impressions of the new DAF XF Flagship

Climbing up into the truck is a familiar experience, and the first impressions of the new DAF XF flagship remind us that the Europeans seem to match each other in step heights and widths, almost to the millimetre.  Read more

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