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USA postal service to embark on autonomous delivery truck trial

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced plans to test autonomous mail trucks. The two-week test will be done in partnership with a company called TuSimple that specialises in self-driving trucks. It will involve a series of self-driving Navistar trucks that will be driving for 22 hours each, which includes overnight driving. TuSimple will […]

Tailgating one of major causes of accidents

Tailgating was highlighted as one of the most common causes of van accidents, according to research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Neil Greig, director of policy and research at IAM RoadSmart, said, “Tailgating is the biggest single bugbear that motorway users in particular report. Surveys suggest almost half of drivers feel scared and get angry about […]

Ford smart driving helps you cut fuel bills

Many drivers know that they can save on fuel by laying off the accelerator pedal. Now, Ford is introducing commercial vehicle-first technology that helps drivers economize further by letting them know when to slow down in good time to avoid hard braking, based on what lies ahead, and even out of sight. Ford’s EcoGuide technology […]

The dangers of phoney war

[categories driving] More than half of van drivers admitted to making calls behind the wheel without using a hands-free device, according to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ research. Van drivers spend an average of 35 minutes on the phone each day in their vehicles, making an average of seven calls a day. One in 10 spend two […]

Waste powers Scania truck in Australia

[categories uncategorized] Scania has supplied a 16-litre engine for a trial in Australia that will see a flatbed truck powered by waste plastic, old vehicle tyres, farm and forest waste. Over the next 12 to 18 months, Queensland-based company Southern Oil will be trying out renewable diesel from its Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant in the […]
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