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Mercedes-Benz Trucks Expands Test Center

About 10 years after the ceremonial opening of the Development and Testing Center in Wörth am Rhein, Germany, Mercedes‑Benz Trucks will invest about another 50 million euros in the center of competence for the development work on commercial vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks Names Head of Marketing, Sales, Service

Andreas von Wallfeld was named as the new head of marketing, sales, and services for Mercedes-Benz Trucks as of May 1.

Real-World Truck Platooning Test with Real Truck Drivers

Aiming to see if trucks digitally connected on the highway as platoons are ready to roll in the real world, German OEM MAN Truck & Bus has placed a number of units with a customer for months of evaluation in revenue service.

European Customers Now Running Fuso eCanter Electric Trucks

Daimler Trucks has begun delivering its Fuso eCanter, which it calls the first all-electric truck in regular production, to fleet customers in Europe, the company announced.

DHL Adds Electric Ford Transit Vans in Germany

Ford and Deutsche Post Group subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH have presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans, the StreetScooter Work XL.

Telogis, Nissan Announce European Connected Vehicle Partnership

Continuing its strategy to partner with OEMs, Telogis, a Verizon company, has announced that it has added another OEM to its partner roster with Nissan Europe to provide connected-vehicle technologies and services to Nissan commercial customers in Europe.

UPS Safe Driver Group Grows to More than 8,700

UPS has announced 1,613 drivers have joined the ranks of its elite “Circle of Honor,” raising to 8,703 the number of drivers who have not had an avoidable accident for 25 years or more.

Companies Showcase Connected Vehicle Application in Germany

Continental, Deutsche Telekom AG, Fraunhofer ESK, and Nokia Networks via demonstrated real-time communication between vehicles via the LTE cell network, a demonstration of the first project arising from the “Innovation Charter for the digital A9 motorway test bed.”

Hyundai Fuel Cell Vehicle Clocks Record Trip in Germany

Real-world zero-emission motoring set a record recently when a Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell was driven 2,383 kilometers in 24 hours.

EV Trial in Europe Gives Glimpse of the Future

After more than 1 million kilometers in two years – from May 2013 to June 2015 – the real-world trial of electric cars known as eMERGE has been completed.