Under the motto “ Commercial vehicles – networked and efficient in the future”, commercial vehicle professionals will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and future technologies at the DEKRA-organized Zukunftskongress für kommerzielle Nutzfahrzeuge 2017 (Future Congress for Commercial Vehicles) on November 7 and 8, 2017.
Our guest author Christoph Becker informs about the dangers of ghost parking – and the penalties for illegal parking.
Scania is testing the autonomous column driving – platooning – between two harbor terminals in Singapore. As soon as the vehicles are adapted to the local conditions, four trucks should be driven close together. Other truck manufacturers are also planning their first practice tests.
While the commercial vehicle industry is pushing forward the highly automated driving, the transport and logistics sector remains skeptical. This even starts with the use of software.
For years the truck manufacturer Scania is testing the so-called platooning – a column of trucks driving very closely spaced. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February Scania and the telecommunications company Ericsson announced jointly to continue optimizing the networking of trucks.
While the vehicle manufacturers introduce the first highly automated cars and trucks and test them on selected roads, communication technology is still lagging behind. Not until 2020, with 5G, the fifth generation of mobile phone standard will be coming to create sufficient capacity for communication between vehicles and the infrastructure.
Germany gets its first test track for highly automated vehicles. In early September Federal Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt signed the Innovation Charter for the Digital Test Field Highway.
IAA in Frankfurt stands for spectacular presentations of new cars. At the same time the experts discuss how the cars of the future might look like. Included are electro mobility and automated driving.