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Jul 15, 2019
UAE-based Access Hire Middle East is the first company in the world to install the JLG VR Simulator for operator training. The JLG AccessReady XR simulator provides virtual reality-based training for operators of all skill levels, with everything from controls familiarization to machine operation and advanced spatial awareness challenges. This type of immersive training optimizes the learning experience while preparing operators to efficiently use the controls and familiarize themselves with boom lift operation. The JLG AccessReady XR package includes a 4-foot JLG 800S platform with controls and footswitch; HTC Vive VR headset with headphones and Leap Motion camera; HTC Vive sensors and tracker; VR-ready PC pre-loaded with JLG AccessReady XR software; keyboard with touchpad and monitor for PC; portable cabinet for housing the PC and VR components; and system setup and operating instructions.
Jul 08, 2019
Trukkin has raised over $3.5 million in its recent funding round, which included marquee investors from the AL-Namlah Family Group, the Al-Madi Family Group, and the Abanumay Family Group. Batic Investments and Logistics, a publicly listed company on Tadawul, remains as one of the key investors in the start-up. Janardan Dalmia, CEO, Trukkin, explains how the Trukkin mobile app and online marketplace is connecting shippers who need more transparency and easier access to trucks with fleet owners and independent truckers who need better access to demand and higher fleet utilization.
Jul 01, 2019
The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is equipped with optional safety and assistance systems which, until now, were reserved exclusively for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. These systems include Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, and Distance Assist DISTRONIC. Active Brake Assist warns the driver of an obstacle prior to an impending collision and brakes the Sprinter independently if necessary, right up to full braking. A camera checks whether the broken or solid lane markings on the carriageway are crossed. The Active Lane Keeping Assist system helps reduce the risk of an accident caused by an inattentive or overtired driver. The Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC is available for the first time in the Sprinter. To use this system, the driver sets a desired speed greater than 20 km/h and the system automatically maintains a safe minimum distance to the vehicle in front.
Jun 25, 2019
In 2018, Volvo Trucks presented the Vera, its first electric, connected and autonomous solution, designed for repetitive assignments in logistics centres, factories and ports. Vera's first assignment is to transport goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The assignment is a result of a new collaboration between Volvo Trucks and the ferry and logistics company, DFDS. The purpose of the collaboration is to implement Vera in a real application, enabling a connected system for a continuous flow of goods, from a DFDS’ logistics centre to an APM Terminals port facility in Gothenburg, for distribution across the world.
Jun 23, 2019
Since entering into a partnership with UAE-based Kanoo Group four years ago, SMIE anti-collision systems have been managing cranes across the UAE, particularly cranes operating in tight spaces such as the Museum of the Future in Dubai. The SMIE ProSite system, launched in 2016, has been upgraded with new functions such as centralised visibility of global crane movement in real time, weather and crane activity history, remote bypass of anti-collision function, remote quarantine of out-of-service cranes, simplified management of zoning, and shared planning of crane activity. An LED touch-screen display gives the operator a comprehensive understanding of the working environment. Up to three anti-collision radio networks can be managed on a single system.
Jun 10, 2019
Renault Trucks has seen year-on-year growth in sales of its used trucks since 2017 when the manufacturer opened a used trucks factory at its Bourg-en-Bresse plant in France to recondition vehicles. The Renault Used Trucks Centre in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Industrial Area offers a selection of used tractor and rigid Renault trucks for the Middle East and Africa. The T X-Road, the flagship model of Renault Used Trucks, is a T range truck transformed and adapted for tipper or semi-tipper applications in construction and heavy material transportation. The T X-Road is refurbished only in the Bourg-en-Bresse plant in France and shipped as a finished product. The T X-Road model is modified with reinforced body parts, ground clearance increased by up to 60 mm to overcome obstacles, engine with off-road mode gearbox, hand throttle and differential lock for maximum traction and mobility. Customers can configure the T X-Road with tailor made options to fit their business needs, by including a hydraulic kit, radiator protective skid, rear axle ratio, LED rotating beacon lighting, additional tanks and fifth wheel height. Renault Trucks offers a standard international warranty of six months on its refurbished models. The T X-Road refurbished model, however, comes an extended warranty of 12 months or 120,000 km on the drivetrain including engine, gearbox and bridge.
Jun 10, 2019
Ritchie Bros., a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets, will kick off the summer season with a wide selection of heavy equipment at its upcoming auction in the Jebel Ali Freezone Dubai on June 18-19, 2019. The auction inventory comprises over 1,200+ heavy equipment and trucks, including hydraulic excavators, dump trucks, cranes, wheel loaders, and generator sets. The auction will feature over 80 Caterpillar equipment including eight 966H wheel loaders. More than 30 cranes will be available, including a 180-ton Zoomlion QUY180 unused crawler crane. Buyers will be able to find special deals on smaller equipment such as skid steer loaders, backhoe loaders, gensets and compactors.
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