Technology


ETS – for all your tachograph solutions
Euro Tachograph Solutions (ETS) is a young company which provides tachograph analysis to hauliers, coach operators, fleet hire companies and waste management companies nationwide.


Technology award for wave piston design that lowers fuel consumption
The Volvo Group’s new truck engines are more fuel efficient as a result of their intelligent piston design. Waves have been added to the piston crown to improve the use of oxygen. The engineers behind the innovation have now received the Volvo Technology Award 2017.


Safety in focus when Volvo Trucks and Renova test autonomous refuse truck
Volvo Trucks, together with Swedish waste management company Renova, is currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a better working environment for drivers.


At last: a bridge at Reilly's level crossing!
Work will begin this month to build a bridge over one of Dublin’s most frustrating bottlenecks.


Integrated system for services and infotainment
Welcome to a new in-cab experience. Volvo Trucks system for services and infotainment combines easier navigation and more efficient fleet management with quality audio entertainment.


Wi-Fi in motion
As the leading Irish provider of wireless communication products and services, FleetConnect has developed an award-winning service over the past eight years. Company founder and managing director Patrick Cotter told Irish Trucker more.


Ring joins Carnation for CV Show
Ring and Carnation Designs will be joining forces at the 2017 CV Show to put the spotlight on their new partnership which offers a comprehensive vehicle conversion package for both vehicle converters and fleet managers.


GateHouse Launches Cloud for Live Tracking of Loads at Sea
Data unifier and aggregator GateHouse Logistics announced that it has launched a new cloud service to provide valuable real-time tracking of loads port-to-port.


Falcon Coaches save admin and time using TruTac software
Luxury coaches are highly specialist and expensive vehicles to purchase. As such, operators look after them carefully and often run them for longer than other commercial vehicles.


2017 - Year for Smart Logistics Connectivity
This decade has already seen much written about the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution - soon, everything in homes, shops and factories will be connected.


Parkers E-Steering offers greater efficiency in commercial vehicle applications
Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is now able to offer complete E-Steering solutions to the commercial vehicle market.


GateHouse launches Logistics Cloud to counter high-value road theft
Transport data unifier GateHouse Logistics today announced that it has launched a new cloud service to help transport managers better counter high-value road cargo theft.


Irish motorists show concerns in relation to autonomous driving
One in four Irish motorists say they have serious concerns in relation to the advent of autonomous driving with 15 percent saying that the concept of self-driving cars scares them, whilst 11 percent suggested people are becoming too reliant on technology.


Volvo Trucks self driving truck in Swedish underground mine
Volvo Trucks is now taking yet another important step in the development of autonomous vehicles. Over the next year and a half, self-driving autonomous Volvo FMX trucks will be tested in regular operations in the Boliden mine in Kristineberg, Sweden.


VPG signs distribution agreement With Spanners to strengthen Onboard Weighing Presence in Ireland
VPG Onboard Weighing, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, has announced that it has established a distribution agreement with Ireland-based Spanners Ltd.


Continental Showcases Innovations including Digital Head-Up Display for Trucks and Buses
At the 66th International Motor Show Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, leading technology company Continental will present, among other products, its new head-up displays for truck and bus applications


Success for Mayos Truckscience in Final of Google Adopt a Startup Spring Programme 2016
Westport company, Truckscience placed second this week at the final of Google Irelands Adopt a Startup 2016 Spring Programme


A money back guarantee
ECO Performance Solutions specialise in advising their clients on the best type of method for improving their vehicles fuel consumption, performance and reliability as well as reducing emissions.


The future of automation is happening now at Volvo
For the first time ever, the Volvo Group will now demonstrate its self-driving truck for a broader audience in the mining industry.


New Fleetminder coming soon
From May 2016, Fleetminder, one the industry leaders in fleet maintenance and workshop management software applications is moving its platform to the cloud.


Iveco deploys semi-automated trucks for worlds first ever Truck Platooning Challenge
Two heavy-duty Iveco Stralis trucks are currently en-route to Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


LOSTnFOUND Integrates ContiPressureCheck in Own Telematics System
Telematics provider LOSTnFOUND is integrating Continentals tyre pressure monitoring system ContiPressureCheck into its existing telematics system.


EcoTwin participating in the European Truck Platooning Challenge
A consortium of DAF Trucks, TNO, NXP and Ricardo is uniting under the name EcoTwin to participate in the European Truck Platooning Challenge


Transpoco signs major agreement with Topaz
Irish telematics company Transpoco has announced an agreement with Topaz Energy Group, Irelands largest convenience store and fuel retail business.


BYD supplies DHL with electric distribution fleet
BYD has supplied global logistics specialist DHL with a pioneering fleet of pure electric distribution vehicles.





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