More safety features for Mercedes-Benz rigid range

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has announced the extension of the Active Brake Assist 5 advanced safety package to cover its entire Australian and New Zealand rigid highway range at the Brisbane Truck Show. The full suite was not previously available with the 8×4 Arocs model given application-related packaging restrictions. These engineering challenges have been overcome and the…

Digital Dashboard for Freightliner Cascadia

Freightliner has revealed a new-look Digital Dashboard for its Cascadia conventional truck at the Brisbane Truck Show. Cascadia will be the first conventional truck to be available with the digital dash feature when it becomes an optional item in Australia and New Zealand from the fourth quarter of this year. The high definition Digital Dashboard…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks launches Australian Level 2 automation

Mercedes-Benz Trucks will launch an Australian validation program for an Actros that can help steer itself at the Brisbane Truck Show from May 13 to 16. The Active Drive Assist technology enables SAE Level 2 partially automated driving capability; a first for Australian heavy trucks. The Mercedes-Benz Trucks validation program will consist of 20 trucks,…

HELLA Australia at the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show

HELLA Australia returns to the Brisbane Truck Show in 2021 (13-16 May) with a state-of-the-art array of signal and forward lighting solutions for truck and trailer manufacturers and operators, including the customisable Shapeline range. Also featured are the SCANGRIP work and inspection lamp ranges and MAHLE thermal management aftermarket products, distributed nationally by HELLA Australia.…

Scania tests self-driving trucks in freeway traffic

The Swedish Transport Agency extends permission for Scania to perform testing of self-driving trucks on the E4 freeway between Södertälje and Jönköping. The testing program is a joint venture between Scania and autonomous vehicle development company TuSimple. Truck in the self-driving test program do day-to-day commercial operations with the Scania Transport Laboratory and is haul…

Pro Driver – Technical Handbook for Truck Drivers

Pro Driver (Volume-1) is a technical handbook for professional truck drivers written in an effortless read style with realistic illustrations. The fundamental aim is to help drivers gain a better understanding of the latest technologies and principals in modern trucks. This guide contains up-to-date information about current model equipment and features easy to read content with…