India’s leading bus brand Tata
Motors is all set to showcase five new public transport vehicles at the
BusWorld India 2018, biggest B2B bus and coach exhibition in the world. The new
range of transport solutions on display will be - Starbus Ultra AC 22-Seater
Push back, Starbus 12-Seater AC Maxi cab, Winger 12-Seater, Tata 1515 MCV Staff
Bus and Magna intercity coach.
Equipped with state-of-the-art
technology and advanced safety features, these new variants will exhibit
superior design, excellent fuel economy and a longer service life, making
commute enjoyable and safer.
Offered as a complete solution
for intercity application, Magna is India’s First Bus Body Complaint (BBC)
luxury intercity bus. It is available in two power nodes (180 HP and soon to be
launched 230 HP). The new age coach with a 35-44 ranging seating capacity and a
generous boot space of 7.5 cubic meter; is backed by reliable aggregates like
Cummins ISBe 5.9 engine, Tata G750 gearbox, Voith Retarder and Marcopolo bus
body. Magna’s eye-catching exteriors and well-appointed interiors ensure
passengers arrive refreshed from the journey.
Targeting the staff and
tourist segment, Starbus Ultra AC 22-Seater Push back and Starbus 12-Seater AC
Maxi cab are built by Tata Marcopolo offering a refreshing look and
best-in-class features such as individual charging points, hand rest on all
seats, Push back luxury leather seats with maximum comfort, power steering, air
brakes and LED lighting to enhance the interior look.
Starbus Ultra AC 22-Seater PB
comes with the New Generation Turbotronn Engine 140Hp offering 7 lakh kms first
overhaul life and lowest NVH in its class. On the other hand, Starbus
12-Sseater AC Maxi cab comes with 4SP CR engine offering smooth operations.
Other aggregates like GB-550 gearbox fitted with cable shift mechanism, radial
tubeless tyres, parabolic suspension and tiltable steering ensures best ride
comfort for both passenger as well as driver.
With a 2.2 L DICOR Engine and
a Flat Torque curve, the Winger 12-Seater is a game-changing product that will
address the pressing need of product performance and fuel efficiency for the
Tour and Travel operators.
Keeping in mind the demand for
a Fully Built Bus from STU or Staff application Tata 1515 MCV bus emerges as an
ideal business partner for any operator. Made on proven 1515 chassis and
supported by trustworthy aggregates like Cummins ISBe 5.9 engine, TATA G600
Gearbox and Tata Marcopolo body; the vehicle showcases features like three
point seat belts, reverse camera with display, USB mobile charging points and
GPS with Wi-Fi.
Rohit Srivastava, Product Line
Head – Passenger Commercial Vehicle, Tata Motors said “Buses from Tata Motors
are a hallmark of excellence and the range has adapted innovations to suit both
Indian and global travel conditions. Under our Turnaround 2.0 strategy, we are
aggressively focusing on introducing new range of products with improved
features and state-of-the-art technological advancements. Our priority is to
provide efficient, clean, safe, accessible and affordable value propositions to
our customers. Our exhibits at the BusWorld 2018 is a testament of our
best-in-class solutions tailored to the bus segment in India, with special
focus on driver and passenger comfort and safety.”
Sandeep Kumar, Head Sales
& Marketing - Passenger Commercial Vehicle, Tata Motors adds "We are
pleased to associate with BusWorld India 2018 as a platinum sponsor. It is an
excellent platform to showcase our revolutionizing range of buses providing the
customers with the perfect blend of convenience, comfort and smart travel
options. Through our product offerings, we are shifting the paradigm for new
age products and mobility solutions, not just for the passengers but for
Volvo Trucks will be
introducing new and innovative solutions at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in
Hannover, Germany (Hall 17, Stand A05). At the leading international exhibition
for mobility, transport and logistics Volvo Trucks will be introducing its
latest developments in the field of alternative drive systems. In addition, an
innovative automation project will be on display. A large area of the stand
will be devoted to the recently announced Volvo Connect customer service, which
will be presented for the first time at the IAA.
In 2019 Volvo Trucks will
begin selling electric trucks in Europe. At the IAA the Swedish truck
manufacturer will be putting the Volvo FE Electric on display. The model is a
waste disposal truck with a body that has been built in collaboration with
Faun, Europe's leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. It has a gross
weight of 27 tonnes. Electric trucks are much quieter and cleaner than their
diesel-engined counterparts and open up new opportunities in the field of
logistics. "Electric mobility is an important part of our long-term
commitment to sustainable urban development and zero emissions," says
Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks. Cleaner air and lower noise levels in
cities will give urban planners greater freedom in the design of housing
developments and infrastructure projects than they currently have. Electric
trucks which produce no exhaust emissions are ideal for use in indoor terminals
and environmental zones. There is significant market interest in trucks with
electric drives. A large number of potential customers have enquired about the
opportunities that the new technology has to offer and what this means for
Another new concept involves
trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). These heavy-duty trucks have
the same power output and the same driveability as Volvo's diesel-powered
models. At the same time, the CO2 emissions of the long-haul truck model are
between 20 and 100 percent lower than diesel vehicles, depending on the fuel
used. The new Volvo FH LNG and Volvo FM LNG for regional and long-haul heavy
goods transport come with engines that produce 309 or 338 kW (420 or 460 hp). A
Volvo FH LNG will be on display at the IAA.
Volvo Trucks has created the
Volvo FH 25 Year Edition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the market launch
of the Volvo FH in 1993. Two models have been available since June 2018: the
Volvo FH and the Volvo FH16. Their main features include an eye-catching
exterior and interior design, a high level of comfort for drivers and a range
of high-tech functions. The Volvo FH is one of the most successful truck models
of all times and the one millionth FH will be sold this year. It has influenced
the way of life of millions of drivers worldwide. "The Volvo FH is the
perfect embodiment of our customer-focused approach. It has been setting
standards for a quarter of a century. This impressive special edition model not
only celebrates the first 25 years, but also represents the starting point for
the next stage of our successful journey with customers and drivers," says
Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks. On the Volvo Trucks stand information
will also be available about the company's automated driving project, which is
being presented to the general public for the first time. There will be a
separate area devoted to the new Volvo Connect customer portal, which has
recently been announced and will be on display for the first time at the IAA.
The following Volvo Trucks
vehicles will be on show at the IAA 2018-- Volvo FH 25 Year Edition • 4x2
tractor unit • D13 with 540 hp • Globetrotter XL cab • I-Shift dual clutch •
Volvo Dynamic Steering Volvo FE Electric • Driveline: Two electric motors with
a maximum output of 370 kW (260 kW continuous output) with a Volvo two-speed
transmission. Maximum torque • from electric motors: 850 Nm. Maximum torque at
rear axle: 28 kNm • Energy storage: lithium ion batteries, 200-300 kWh • Range:
up to 200 km Volvo FH LNG • 4x2 tractor unit • G13C LNG with 460 hp •
Globetrotter cab • Volvo Dynamic Steering FH16 • 8x4 heavy-duty tractor unit •
D16 with 750 hp • Globetrotter XL cab • Popp heavy-duty body • I-Shift with two
crawler gears Volvo FH • 6x2 tractor unit • D13 with 500 hp • Sleeper cab •
Huttner timber body with Palfinger crane at the back • I-Shift with crawler
gears • X-Track hydraulic front wheel drive Volvo FMX • 6x4 three-sided tipper
• D13 with 500 hp • Sleeper cab • Meiller three-sided tipper body • Volvo
Dynamic Steering • I-Shift crawler • Drive axle lift • Volvo construction air
suspension Volvo FE • 6x2 beverage delivery truck • D8 with 350 hp • Comfort
cab • Orten beverage delivery body with tailgate lift • I-Shift • Steered tag
axle • Additional window in passenger doors Press conference and interview
opportunities: Wednesday 19 September from 9:30 to 9:55 Volvo Trucks stand:
Hall 17, Stand A05 Speakers: Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks and Roger
Alm, SVP Volvo Trucks Europe, among others.
Source: IAA COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 2018
Known and proven in the
caravan sector for years, Al-Ko Vehicle Technology presented its Mammut
manoeuvring drive also for the use in commercial trailers at the 2018 IAA
Commercial Vehicles. This technology with all functions and features of the
award-winning, powerful system is offered exclusively as an OEM solution.
The system will be available
in both mono and tandem axle versions with a permissible total weight of up to
3.0 tonnes. This means that even the heavyweights among the light trailers can
be moved easily by one person in the smallest of spaces with the joystick of
the remote control.
With the aid of the Al-Ko
Mammut manoeuvring system, the trailer uncoupled from the towing vehicle can be
positioned particularly precisely and with great dexterity on site. The
one-handed remote control is purely intuitive, so that full focus can be on the
trailer. Soft start and stop function (the trailer is braked immediately when
the joystick is released) ensures smooth starting and braking.
Accurate to the centimetre,
over stick and stone or on a steep slope - without effort, without the use of
force and without outside help and thanks to individual adaptation, almost any
trailer - whether single-axle or tandem-axle - up to 3.0 tonnes can be equipped
with the robust and durable premium manoeuvring system. The manoeuvring drive
is therefore ideally suited for use in high-quality special trailers such as
certain construction site trailers or sales trailers. The Al-Ko Mammut performs
its duties reliably and ergonomically, even in mobile medical stations.
The system is designed for
everyday use. Even at high temperatures and loads, manoeuvring is possible
without problems. The control electronics are perfectly integrated into the
robust aluminium drives. Thus, they are protected against damage and moisture
(IP65). The powerful drive can handle obstacles of up to four centimeters or
slopes of up to 28 percent for single-axle vehicles and up to 15 percent for
two-axle vehicles. The optimal contact pressure is guaranteed by an
electrically controlled adjustment of the friction rollers. It is even possible
to turn the trailer on the spot (360-degree rotation). The remote control with
integrated "control panel" provides information on the respective
system status - display of the roller position, overload, voltage and
temperature. A safety system with activation via magnetic switch on the overrun
device ensures that the drive is not activated unintentionally.
Depending on the version, the
Al-Ko Mammut manoeuvring drive weighs between 32 and 84 kilograms. Gel or AGM
batteries with coordinated charging technology and a capacity of at least 80 Ah
are recommended for operation. Since the manoeuvring system has an ABE, it does
not need be registered by the TÜV.
a worldwide leader in aviation tires, has entered into a long term tyre suply
arrangement with Indigo Airlines for its Airbus and ATR fleet. Michelin will be
supplying environment friendly Michelin Air fuel efficient tyres.
their inception in August 2006, IndiGo has grown from a single-plane carrier to
a fleet of 189 aircraft today, and currently operates flights to 48 domestic
and 11 international destinations. IndiGo has been buying A320 Neo family
aircraft, for which Michelin also happens to be an OE tyre supplier.
AIR Xradial tyre, is the reference in the global aircraft tyre market.This tyre
promises to provide an overall reduction in the operational costs through
increased number of aircraft landings, better fuel efficiency & exceptional
resistance to foreign object damage.Thanks to its innovative radial casing
design,the tyres are also environmentfriendly, as their construction is
designed to utilise fewer components and use less fuel leading to less CO2
Moreau, President of Michelin Aircraft Tyre, commented: “We have developed
truly high-technology tyres that are perfectly adapted to the needs of the
airlines. This means that we not only combined a high level of safety in
extreme conditions and guarantee a large number of landings, but also allow
fuel efficiency and environment friendliness”.
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