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More Range T Models Offered by Renault Following UK Demand

The launch of the right-hand-drive edition of the latest Range T trucks last year was bolstered by plenty of demand from customers in the UK. In fact, the amount of interest in these models has been so intense that Renault has decided to provide even more configuration options to customers who want to invest in … Continue reading “More Range T Models Offered by Renault Following UK Demand”

Questions Raised by Commercial Vehicle Sales Data from the ACEA

Annual studies of the automotive market’s trajectory in 2017 are beginning to emerge, and the latest offering from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) paint a problematic picture of the UK’s performance compared with its continental contemporaries. Transport Engineer reports that there were dips in registrations for both heavy trucks and light commercial vehicles across … Continue reading “Questions Raised by Commercial Vehicle Sales Data from the ACEA”

Electric Truck to Handle Waste Collection in London

A truck powered entirely by electricity is being put through its paces in the City of London this month to see how zero-emissions vehicles might benefit local authorities. The electric HGV tips the scales at 26 tonnes and has a bank of onboard batteries that provide it with enough power to operate for ten hours … Continue reading “Electric Truck to Handle Waste Collection in London”

Truck Operators Warned Over Emissions Test Subversion Tactics

Data released this month by the DVSA has shown that a surprising proportion of trucks operating on roads in the UK are deliberately tampered with in order to subvert common testing practices used to determine emission levels. Check points were operated in several parts of the country between August and December last year, with over … Continue reading “Truck Operators Warned Over Emissions Test Subversion Tactics”

Renault Trucks Sets Sights on Dakar Rally Success

This year’s Dakar Rally once again features teams from around the world competing in a variety of different vehicle categories and attempting to complete an especially grueling course across South America in order to claim victory. Unlike many other major rally events, HGVs are eligible for entry alongside cars and motorbikes. And Renault Trucks is … Continue reading “Renault Trucks Sets Sights on Dakar Rally Success”

Renault Combines Truck Manufacturing with Augmented Reality in Early Trials

Renault Trucks has become one of the first HGV makers to add elements of augmented reality to the production line, taking advantage of headsets and advanced software to improve quality control at a facility in France. In fact, the prototype solution it has developed is more accurately referred to as mixed reality, as it blends … Continue reading “Renault Combines Truck Manufacturing with Augmented Reality in Early Trials”