According to what MEPs decided, charging stations have to be provided every 120 km for trucks and buses by 2028. EU countries have to ensure that hydrogen refuelling stations along core TEN-T network will be deployed at least every 200 km by 2031.
News & Information for the Professional Driver Association (PDA)
The Senate of California recently passed a bill requiring operators inside the vehicles, even when they’re driverless.
A unique hybrid truck with a solar panel covered trailer is being tested on public roads, as a result of a two-year research collaboration involving Scania, Uppsala University, Eksjö Maskin & Truck, Midsummer, Ernsts Express, and Dalakraft. The solar energy decreases operational costs and local emissions significantly because of the truck’s self-produced energy.Read more
The new truck family is conceived for the 7.5 – 19 tonnes class, with ranges of up to 350 km, as well as PACCAR PX-5 and PX-7 engines up to 310 hp, also ready for HVO as for thermal options. Alongside the XB series for on-road applications, DAF is also introducing the XBC series for construction.
Fully autonomous vehicles in the United States will no longer have to be equipped with manual controls like pedals and a steering wheel to meet safety standards. Read more
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) becomes mandatory in Europe
By 2024, the automatic hand or parking brake on commercial vehicles will be mandatory in Europe. This should greatly reduce the number of accidents with rolling vehicles.