The “Quiet Logistics Manual” is intended to provide companies with decision-making aids when selecting vehicles for nighttime logistics. A consortium led by Fraunhofer IML is measuring the noise emitted by different models – from 7.5-tonne trucks to heavy goods vehicles.
The Schwarzmüller Group refers to the trailers that it manufactures as real super tools. The company, with its headquarters in Austria, stands for individual transport solutions that far surpass the established standard. The vehicles have exceptional system properties that are designed to bring noticeably more added value – this also includes a special telematics concept.
The professional world is increasingly shaped by digitalisation – that’s why it makes sense to optimally prepare even trainees for precisely this world. At BPW, digital training of the next generation is a matter of course: in its own training centre, the company relies on networked machines and robotics, among other things.
Telematics systems are becoming the new standard in transport: vehicle manufacturers are increasingly making the hardware standard equipment. And with the electrification of the drive system, telematics is likely to become even more important for inner-city transport.
Mit Airlight II hat BPW seine universelle Luftfederung für den Einsatz im Bereich von neun bis zwölf Tonnen weiterentwickelt. Der runde Achskörper, innovative Materialien und eine lasergestützte Produktion machen es zum leichtesten Fahrwerk auf dem Markt. Denis Wierwille, BPW Produktmanager Trailer Solutions & Mobility Services, erklärt die Technologie und das Know-how dahinter.
Schwarzmüller and idem telematics establish new standard: Telematics becomes trailer standard equipment
Order a telematics system for the new trailer? And if so, which one? These questions no longer arise for customers of Wilhelm Schwarzmüller GmbH. Since June 2021, the vehicle manufacturer based in Freinberg, Austria, has been equipping its trailers with networked technology as standard ex works. Without additional costs for the customers, but with tangible added value.
With silo vehicles, every kilogram of empty weight that can be saved is important: The supposedly small advantage adds up to tangible economic and ecological effects with numerous tours per day, for example in construction site logistics. Among other things, the silo vehicle manufacturer Feldbinder relies on lightweight components from BPW to successfully slim down its trailers.
The upBox from the BPW Aftermarket Group could revolutionise the procurement of spare parts for commercial vehicle workshops. The spectacular idea behind the digital solution is the intelligent spare parts warehouse, in which all processes run fully automatically. Does the system work in practice? The commercial vehicle specialist Beilharz has tried it out.
Manoeuvring on narrow farms and their even narrower access roads is an art in itself. With these special requirements in mind, trailer specialist Finkl has developed a new generation of vehicles for animal transport and uses the BPW Active Reverse Control auxiliary steering system. Customers from all over Europe are enthusiastic about the advantages.
Pushing the throttle as far as it will go on the straight. Braking at the last moment, turning the steering wheel and heaving the 5,300-kilo truck through the chicane: It almost feels like being on the real track – but it is a virtual race. This is how the European truck racing scene shortens the waiting time until the season starts.
As a running gear system manufacturer for truck trailers and semi-trailers, BPW has always stood for merging tradition with modernity. With the iGurt, an intelligent system for securing loads, BPW in Wiehl has presented a real innovation: The smart product was developed to production readiness within 2.5 years. How exactly does such a process work?
eTransport – the e-drive system from BPW – proved its strength in a special test: Paul Nutzfahrzeuge drove a converted Mercedes-Benz Vario with almost two tonnes of beer emission-free to the Großer Arber in the Bavarian Forest.