The report describes European commercial vehicle technology in 1989. Trucks made by European manufacturers determine the state of the art. Development is dictated largely by the demand for maximum environmental compatibility, active safety and economic efficiency. Bodies are becoming increasingly specialized, as trucks have to fulfill a wide variety of tasks in the highly disparate economy. Electronics is becoming increasingly important in driveline management, in safety-related components, for increasing comfort and for information and communication among all those involved in transport. But the truck os not becoming merely a showcase for gadgets; its efficiency is increasing thanks to technological advances.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Translation of Nutzfahrzeugtechnik, 1989
  • Corporate Authors:

    Motor Industry Research Association

    Watling Street
    Nuneaton CV10 0TU, Warwickshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hoepke, E
  • Publication Date: 1990-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIRA TRANS-91/12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM