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Mar 14, 2019
Competitors for more than 100 years, BMW Group and Daimler are joining forces with a combined investment of $1.1-billion to create a joint venture for urban mobility systems. The goal is to fundamentally improve the way people move around in an urban environment and pave the way autonomous and electrified vehicle fleets. Currently, the two companies’ mobility services have a strong customer base of 60 million. By combining the strengths of 14 successful brands, the joint venture will offer five joint mobility services: Reach Now for multimodal transport, Charge Now for charging, Free Now for taxi ride-hailing, Park Now for parking, and Share Now for car-sharing. As financially strong companies, both BMW and Daimler are prepared to continue making massive investments in their joint mobility services. The two partners from Stuttgart and Munich have selected Berlin as the headquarters of their joint mobility services and plan to create 1,000 new jobs worldwide in the next few years.
Mar 14, 2019
Two major fuel alternatives have emerged for long-haul transportation – natural gas and hydrogen. Natural gas is a suitable transport fuel either in its compressed form (CNG) or liquefied form (LNG) and it has the volumetric energy density that makes it viable for use in trucks. Natural gas fuels are less toxic than gasoline and diesel, and non-carcinogenic. Engines running on natural gas emit less noise than those running on diesel. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and has the highest specific energy density of any non-nuclear power source. It can be created using many sources, stored indefinitely and can be shipped relatively easily. Which of these alternative fuels will power long-haul transportation in the future?
Mar 10, 2019
Around 300 industry professionals gathered on 6 March 2019 in Dubai, UAE, to honour the winners of the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs). Jointly organised by Access International and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), the IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry, and this was the first time the event was held in the Middle East.
Feb 18, 2019
Dismantling date: 18 February 2019. Crane specifications - Tower crane model: Wolff 8060.25; Jib length: 70m; Counter jib: 26.6m; Height under hook: 46.4m; Base type: Wolff KRE 480 8mx8m cross frame with 70 ton concrete base ballast.
Feb 05, 2019
Mixed service fleet operators in MiddleEast and Africa are demanding tyres that offer both versatile on-road capability and greater resistance to the conditions encountered in both conditions. This is especially required for applications in construction, waste management, recycling, and agriculture. In response, Goodyear has developed a range of mixed service tyres with optimal damage resistance and longer service life compared to its previous versions.
Feb 05, 2019
Integrated logistics company Agility recently made its first investment in Euro 5 trucks, having acquired 35 tractor units of the Mercedes-Benz Actros 2145 models from Emirates Motor Company Commercial Vehicles (EMC CV), the official distributor of Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Abu Dhabi.
Jan 29, 2019
The 2019 edition of the annual Dakar Rally was held exclusively in Peru this year from 7–17 January. The Kamaz-master race team headed by driver Eduard Nikolaev won the gold, again. This was Eduard’s third consecutive title and fourth overall as the team leader. For Kamaz Trucks, this was the 16th victory at the Dakar Rally. The Kamaz-master team participated with four redesigned race trucks with 13-litre engines.
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