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Apr 05, 2019

On April 4, Renault Trucks informed that it is offering new features on its C and K ranges.
Solutions that enable construction vehicles to better integrate in the city or on construction sites.
Renault Trucks, which already equips its vehicles with a variety of safety systems, is offering new safety features. Simple, competitive and practical, these solutions meet customer requirements and improve the protection of vulnerable road users in urban environments.
Emergency park brake application, Driver’s direct vision, Driver’s indirect vision, Detection of vulnerable users, External user alert speaker and two visual indicator repeaters.
These safety systems are in addition to those already available on the Renault Trucks range, such as the Automated Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning System (LKS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Electronic Parking Brake (EPB), automatically engaged when the engine stops.

Renault Press Release

Apr 01, 2019

On March 29, Renault Trucks informed that it has decided to start using drones in its axle plant in Lyon to overcome challenges and increase efficiency in inventory taking.
Renault Trucks Axle centre in Lyon Saint-Priest in France is now using a drone to perform inventory control operations, which, until now, have been carried out manually by an employee using binoculars.
Using built-in mapping features and a predetermined flight plan, the drone reads the barcodes on the pallets using three scanners on its front.
It can take an inventory of a location in six seconds, which is ten times quicker than with a manual system.
Photographs are also taken of each location, enabling any issues on pallets to be viewed easily.

Renault Trucks Press Release

Apr 01, 2019

On March 29, Volvo Group informed that it has now completed the previously announced divestment of 75.1 % of the shares in its wholly-owned subsidiary WirelessCar to the Volkswagen Group.
The divestment resulted in a positive impact on operating income of approximately SEK 1.5 billion and a positive cash flow effect of SEK 1.2 billion which will affect the Volvo Group's operating income and cash flow in the first quarter of 2019.

Volvo Group Press Release