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30 Jul 2015

ARIO, A REVOLUTIONARY EASY-TO-INSTALL SOLUTION FOR DROWSINESS BEHIND THE WHEEL

ARIO, A REVOLUTIONARY EASY-TO-INSTALL SOLUTION FOR DROWSINESS BEHIND THE WHEEL It is a well-known fact that driving with diminished attention can be dangerous, and often deadly. In 2012, over 28.000 people in the EU died in traffic accidents, many of which involved heavy goods vehicles (HGV) and buses. According to recent studies, a staggering 34,4% of reported HGV accidents are caused by drivers experiencing fatigue or non-attention. By contrast, only 14% are caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol.



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29 Jul 2015

BYD AND ADL PARTNER TO SUPPLY GO-AHEAD LONDON WITH CAPITAL’S FIRST, LARGE-SCALE PURE ELECTRIC BUS FLEET

BYD AND ADL PARTNER TO SUPPLY GO-AHEAD LONDON WITH CAPITAL’S FIRST, LARGE-SCALE PURE ELECTRIC BUS FLEET BYD, the world’s largest maker of pure electric buses - and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), a British bus builder - have formed a powerful new alliance and confirmed a £19 million deal that will see the introduction of London’s first large-scale, zero-emission, single deck bus fleet. This will also be the single largest fleet of full size electric buses in Europe.



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23 Jul 2015

VOLVO STARTS OFFERING FULL DRIVER SUPPORT

VOLVO STARTS OFFERING FULL DRIVER SUPPORT Volvo has unveiled its Driver Support System (DSS), which incorporates all of the safety functions required by law in many commercial vehicles from November.
DSS is available on the B8R and B11R coach chassis, including the 9700, and will be fitted as standard on all those ordered going forward. It includes emergency braking, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning. Additionally, on the B11R, adaptive cruise control (ACC) can be specified in conjunction with the I-Shift gearbox. ACC will not be offered on the B8R, Volvo has confirmed.



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17 Jul 2015

SCANIA: RECORD HIGH MARKET SHARE IN EUROPE

SCANIA: RECORD HIGH MARKET SHARE IN EUROPE Scania’s market share in Europe reached a record high 17.2 percent during the first half of 2015. The increase was connected to the early and very successful introduction of the Euro 6 range and sales activities in new segments, among other things. Scania increased its market share in the European truck market to 17.2 percent during the period January to June 2015. This can be compared to 15.3 percent during the same period of 2014. The positive trend which began last year with the transition to the Euro 6 emission standard thus continued.



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