Daimler Trucks at the IAA 2016 : networked, efficiency.


HANNOVER - At this year's IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show, (22 to 29 September 2016) the focus is on the megatrends of the future: digitalisation and e-mobility. The key to the sustainable and efficient logistics of the future is called connectivity. Logistics rely on a network of players, including trucks, manufacturers, customers, hauliers, infrastructure, other vehicles, workshops, bodybuilders and many more. Connectivity and the intelligent networking of trucks are now raising the haulage sector to a whole new level. 
Mercedes-Benz Trucks is raising the bar even further when it comes to connectivity. While the breakdown-free truck might have seemed a long way off at the beginning of the year, Mercedes-Benz Trucks are taking great strides towards this vision with the revolutionary Uptime service product. 
The new FleetBoard store for apps, which will make its debut at the IAA, provides useful apps made by, and for, the transport sector. FleetBoard will also offer all Mercedes-Benz Trucks customers a simple, fast and free route to connectivity. This is made possible by the new FleetBoard Manager app. 
Mercedes-Benz Trucks is linking the two megatrends OF digitalisation and e-mobility in the Urban eTruck. The vehicle is a spectacular vision of the networked and all-electric distribution truck of tomorrow. Fuso's eCanter is the third generation of the world's first fully electric-powered light commercial vehicle and is the first small-scale production run of electric Fuso trucks.
The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz OM 470 engine offers improved performance and greater efficiency. Mercedes-Benz Trucks has approved the use of alternative fuels in the latest OM 470 and OM 471 engines, which are designed to use such fuels as standard.
This year, Mercedes-Benz is also getting closer to the goal of accident-free driving. Active Brake Assist 4 is the first system of its type in the world to warn the driver of imminent collisions with moving pedestrians and simultaneously automatically initiate partial braking. Sideguard Assist with pedestrian detection will also be launched to market as the first assistance system that protects pedestrians and cyclists when trucks are turning. In short: Daimler Trucks is extending its lead as a pioneer in safety, economy and truck connectivity.