The origins of a solar empire

Laurin Hahn founded Sono Motors in 2016 alongside Jona Christians and Navina Pernsteiner in a garage where they developed their first prototype by hand. They wanted to see whether their vision of a Solar Electric Vehicle (SEV) could come true.

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Moving ecology

Gervasi Ecologica is an Italian company which specialises in the design and manufacture of semi-trailers for scrap metals. It is a small niche in the industrial vehicle market, particularly important for the strategic role it plays within the circular economy.

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Get smart

There has been a considerable rise in popularity among fleets when it comes to the uptake of Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) and Tyre Pressure Refill Systems (TPRS).

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Bullish on tyre pressure

The right level of tyre pressure, Schmitz Cargobull asserts, makes it easier to control tyre technology, significantly improves vehicle response and increases driving safety.

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Tools of the trade

Agneta Ronceret is Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Sales Manager, EMEA. Her role includes selling multi-brand or custom TPMS solutions for a wide range of TPMS sensor and tyre management applications.

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Pressure point

The Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) market is projected to reach $20.8 billion USD globally by 2025 – a major contributing factor here includes sweeping changes to legislation that will see the mandatory application of TPMS throughout Europe and beyond.

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Leading the way with trailer intelligence

ZF is fully leveraging the transfer of technologies across vehicle segments building on the expertise of WABCO, which now operates under the ZF brand as its Commercial Vehicle Control Systems division. ZF is also continuing to deliver ground-breaking solutions at the forefront of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving and Electric Mobility.

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Partners in action

Transport and logistics operators worldwide rely on Goldhofer’s vehicles and technology to manage their heavy haulage tasks. These impressive builds can be seen in Asia, all of the Americas, Europe, Africa and elsewhere.

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New traditionalists

In spite of a decidedly lacklustre year on a number of fronts, the uptake of Performance-Based Standards (PBS) by a broad cross section of the trucking industry has continued unabated as operators seek out ways to improve productivity and efficiency. PBS is a world-leading program that enables Australia’s heavy vehicle industry to use the most productive vehicles for specific freight tasks. It fosters innovation in vehicle design to improve productivity while achieving safer operation and making minimal impact on road infrastructure.

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