technology

New electric Class 8 truck: 1,000 hp, 1,200-mile range

The zero-emissions truck's fully electric drivetrain is powered by high-density lithium batteries. It will be available for monthly full-service lease that costs $5,000 to $7,000.

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SmartDrive’s ‘Extended Recording’ feature enhanced; other upgrades, video mandate discussed

In a press briefing with reporters, coming just two weeks after NTSB's first call for a mandate for video recorder use, SmartDrive reps noted any mandate would be long in coming but that a belief in the power of video in highway safety "is certainly our position."

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Platooning, better fuel efficiency the goal for fed-sponsored trucking project

Peloton will contribute its current platooning system and higher-automation platooning technology under development. Cummins will offer powertrain technology. ZF TRW will supply steering controls, and Peterbilt will supply the trucks.

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Hirschbach adds Lytx in-cab video system

The company says it tested different video systems over the last year and a half before deciding on Lytx and adds it will help exonerate its drivers when they are not at fault.

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360-degree exterior-camera system announced

Rear View Safety introduced its RVS-77535 360-degree Surround View Camera System. The system uses 4 ultra-wide fish-eye cameras to create a 3D image of the vehicle and its surroundings.

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Rate forecast functionality coming to Truckstop.com’s Rate Analysis tool in Q1 2017

The Rate Forecasting tool will allow users to "predict the future" in a sense, offering the ability for carriers and brokers to see with some confidence just "where you’re going with rates," company reps said.

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Cummins, Peterbilt, Kenworth and more announce updated equipment, services at ATA conference

A bevy of trucking-related news has come out of ATA's annual fleet conference so far, including equipment updates from Paccar, Cummins and more.

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POLL: Is there a video camera in or on your truck?

Do you or your fleet utilize any single camera or a combination of cameras for event-capture or driver-monitoring purposes? Weigh in here.

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New ‘always-on’ in-cab video system

Lytx, maker of the DriveCam system of forward- and in-cab-facing video systems capturing events by triggers, is now offering what it calls an "always-on," cloud-based video platform called Unisyn.

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One year in: Lytx ActiveVision camera system

One year after its introduction, the Lytx ActiveVision multi-camera system with "machine vision" tech has been taken up by Swift Transportation, YRC, Melton Truck Lines and Cargo Transporters, among others, the company says.

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