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Volvo Trucks is a global truck manufacturer based in Gothenburg, Sweden, owned by AB Volvo. It is the world's second largest heavy-duty truck brand.Volvo Group was re-organized on January 1, 2012 and as a part of the process, Volvo Trucks ceased to be a separate company and was instead incorporated into Volvo Group Trucks, together with Volvo’s other truck brands.The first Volvo truck rolled off the production lines in 1928 and in 2011 Volvo Trucks employed about 19,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo manufactures and assembles its trucks in 15 countries. Volvo Trucks produces and sells over 100,000 units annually.Volvo Trucks sister truck brands in the Volvo Group Trucks company include Renault Trucks, Mack Trucks and UD Trucks . Wikipedia.


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News Article | April 21, 2017
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Defined by innovations in every area – new aerodynamic design, reimagined working environment, improved engine and transmission options, gearing and loading efficiencies, passive and active safety systems and integrated connectivity – the new Volvo VNR is ideal for urban areas, pickup and delivery, liquid tankers, dry bulk, flatbed and other regional haul applications. With the new Volvo VNR model, customers will see an overall fuel efficiency gain of up to 3.5 percent compared with the previous regional haul model. "I'm truly excited for our customers to drive the new VNR, and to hear how it makes every aspect of the job better and their businesses more profitable," said Nyberg. The Volvo VNR will be produced at Volvo's New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, while the Volvo engines and transmissions powering the Volvo VNR will be produced at Volvo's powertrain manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, Maryland. Journalists who would like further information, please contact: Brandon Borgna, Volvo Trucks, phone 336-823-2687, email brandon.borgna@volvo.com For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit www.volvogroup.com/press. The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2016 the Volvo Group's sales amounted to about SEK 302 billion (EUR 31,9 billion). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com. This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com http://news.cision.com/volvo/r/new-volvo-vnr-regional-haul-truck-in-north-america,c2243965 The following files are available for download: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-volvo-vnr-regional-haul-truck-in-north-america-300443340.html


BURLINGTON, Mass., May 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa® Corporation (Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator of engineering software for simulation-based design, has announced a multi-year commercial agreement with BP for Exa’s DigitalROCK™ relative permeability software solution based on Exa’s unique multi-phase fluid flow simulation technology. A video accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/363a66a6-4959-45d7-bfff-c06f19ad58fa A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e20915be-84e1-4942-a7e4-f7cdfd57563c As a result of three years of cooperative research and validation, Exa is now bringing to market the first predictive computational solver for relative permeability, a goal that has long been elusive for the oil and gas industry.  This new capability will help engineering teams make more informed decisions on wells, production facilities and resource progression, including enhanced oil recovery. Dr. Joanne Fredrich, Upstream Technology Senior Advisor at BP, commented, “After a three-year program of cooperative development and testing, our extensive validation studies are drawing to a close. The ability to generate reliable relative permeability information directly from digital scans on a much faster time-scale than laboratory testing, and to gain insight into the underlying pore-scale dynamics, provides substantial business value during appraisal, development, and management of our reservoirs. We plan to deploy this technology across our global portfolio.” “Predictive simulation of relative permeability from a digital scan of a rock sample is now a reality for oil exploration and production companies globally,” remarked David Freed, VP of Oil & Gas at Exa. “Our DigitalROCK technology is providing essential data on oil reservoir characteristics in a fraction of the time possible with physical lab test.” Exa’s President and CEO, Stephen Remondi, stated, “As we bring our patented flow simulation technology to this exciting new market for Exa, we are pleased that an integrated oil and gas company of BP’s scale has adopted our DigitalROCK multi-phase flow solution. We believe there is significant opportunity for Exa’s simulation technology to make a positive impact on the oil and gas industry, as it has for other industries we have served over the past twenty-five years.” About Exa Corporation Exa (Nasdaq:EXA) (www.exa.com) Corporation's visualization and simulation software helps designers and engineers enhance the performance of their products, reduce product development costs and improve the efficiency of their design and engineering processes. As a design evolves, Exa accurately predicts the performance of that design while providing actionable insight to optimize the performance of the product. With Exa, the need for costly physical prototypes and expensive late-stage changes is reduced. Now, designers and engineers are freed from the risk of producing compromised products that do not meet market and regulatory requirements. Exa currently focuses primarily on the ground transportation market, in which some of the most successful product companies in the world use Exa, including BMW, Delphi, Denso, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Hino, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kenworth, Komatsu, MAN, Nissan, Peterbilt, Peugeot, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo Trucks, and has recently expanded its technology offerings into the fields of aerospace and oil and gas production Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered at 55 Network Drive, Burlington, MA, USA 01803. Tel: 1.781.564.0200; Fax: 1.781.564.0299; Email: info@exa.com; URL: www.exa.com; NASDAQ:EXA Exa, PowerFLOW and PowerINSIGHT are registered trademarks and DigitalROCK is a trademark of Exa Corporation.


BURLINGTON, Mass., May 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa® Corporation (Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator of engineering software for simulation-based design, has announced a multi-year commercial agreement with BP for Exa’s DigitalROCK™ relative permeability software solution based on Exa’s unique multi-phase fluid flow simulation technology. A video accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/363a66a6-4959-45d7-bfff-c06f19ad58fa A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e20915be-84e1-4942-a7e4-f7cdfd57563c As a result of three years of cooperative research and validation, Exa is now bringing to market the first predictive computational solver for relative permeability, a goal that has long been elusive for the oil and gas industry.  This new capability will help engineering teams make more informed decisions on wells, production facilities and resource progression, including enhanced oil recovery. Dr. Joanne Fredrich, Upstream Technology Senior Advisor at BP, commented, “After a three-year program of cooperative development and testing, our extensive validation studies are drawing to a close. The ability to generate reliable relative permeability information directly from digital scans on a much faster time-scale than laboratory testing, and to gain insight into the underlying pore-scale dynamics, provides substantial business value during appraisal, development, and management of our reservoirs. We plan to deploy this technology across our global portfolio.” “Predictive simulation of relative permeability from a digital scan of a rock sample is now a reality for oil exploration and production companies globally,” remarked David Freed, VP of Oil & Gas at Exa. “Our DigitalROCK technology is providing essential data on oil reservoir characteristics in a fraction of the time possible with physical lab test.” Exa’s President and CEO, Stephen Remondi, stated, “As we bring our patented flow simulation technology to this exciting new market for Exa, we are pleased that an integrated oil and gas company of BP’s scale has adopted our DigitalROCK multi-phase flow solution. We believe there is significant opportunity for Exa’s simulation technology to make a positive impact on the oil and gas industry, as it has for other industries we have served over the past twenty-five years.” About Exa Corporation Exa (Nasdaq:EXA) (www.exa.com) Corporation's visualization and simulation software helps designers and engineers enhance the performance of their products, reduce product development costs and improve the efficiency of their design and engineering processes. As a design evolves, Exa accurately predicts the performance of that design while providing actionable insight to optimize the performance of the product. With Exa, the need for costly physical prototypes and expensive late-stage changes is reduced. Now, designers and engineers are freed from the risk of producing compromised products that do not meet market and regulatory requirements. Exa currently focuses primarily on the ground transportation market, in which some of the most successful product companies in the world use Exa, including BMW, Delphi, Denso, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Hino, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kenworth, Komatsu, MAN, Nissan, Peterbilt, Peugeot, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo Trucks, and has recently expanded its technology offerings into the fields of aerospace and oil and gas production Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered at 55 Network Drive, Burlington, MA, USA 01803. Tel: 1.781.564.0200; Fax: 1.781.564.0299; Email: info@exa.com; URL: www.exa.com; NASDAQ:EXA Exa, PowerFLOW and PowerINSIGHT are registered trademarks and DigitalROCK is a trademark of Exa Corporation.


DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "IoT Fleet Management Market by Platform, Services, Cloud Deployment, Solutions, Fleet Type, and Region - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. The IoT fleet management market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 21.26% during the forecast period, to reach USD 8.28 billion by 2021. The key factors driving the market are the requirement of high operational efficiency, integration of smart devices with vehicles, and upcoming regulations on fleet safety and security. However, key restraints such as lack of IoT infrastructure in developing countries, cost sensitivity of small fleet companies, and driver privacy concerns could affect the growth of this market. The hybrid model is witnessing a potential growth opportunity in the market. The growth of the hybrid model can be attributed to benefits such as higher flexibility of data management and adequate data implementation privilege at lower costs. It enables data backup and recovery on cloud infrastructure. The shifting trend of subscription-based solutions is also emerging at a modest pace. These require uninterrupted cloud server with easy accessibility. The combined scalability and flexibility of virtual cloud server will accelerate the growth of the hybrid model market. Commercial vehicles are estimated to be the largest segment in the IoT fleet management market, in terms of installed fleet solutions. The growth of this segment can be attributed to increasing trend of smartphone integration with vehicles, driver behavior monitoring, fuel efficiency, and fleet analytics. Companies such as Daimler AG, Volvo Trucks, and Scania AB have already started working on this technology. Hence, the increasing focus of fleet companies to reduce operational cost has resulted in increased demand for IoT-enabled fleet solutions in commercial vehicles. For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l6zshn/iot_fleet


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.greencarcongress.com

« CSIRO licenses technology to Amfora for production of oil in leaves and stems of plants; participates in Series A | Main | DLR team devises concept for next-gen rail cargo transport; automated, intelligent freight wagons » Peloton Technology, a connected and automated vehicle technology company dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of freight transportation, closed a $60-million Series B funding round. Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions, led the round, which also included existing investors Intel Capital, DENSO International America, BP Ventures, Lockheed Martin, Nokia Growth Partners, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, Volvo Group, Sand Hill Angels, Band of Angels and Birchmere Ventures along with new investors B37 Ventures, Mitsui USA, Okaya, Schlumberger, US Venture and Breakthrough Fuel. Peloton has raised a total of $78 million since inception. Series B funds will fuel Peloton’s growth plans, including the rollout of the first commercial two-truck driver-assistive platooning system later in 2017, as well as development of more advanced automation solutions. Several US-based Fortune 500 fleets plan to trial the system within the next year. At the same time, Peloton and Series B lead investor Omnitracs will expand cross-fleet platooning opportunities by integrating the system with the Omnitracs Intelligent Vehicle Gateway telematics platform and developing new joint telematics solutions. Boosted by the new investment, Peloton is accelerating vehicle integration projects with several truck OEMs, including Volvo Trucks North America, a part of investor Volvo Group, as well as Tier 1 brake system and connected-vehicle suppliers. The Peloton investor mix includes a variety of leading global companies, enabling Peloton to collaborate extensively to bring its solutions to international markets. Intel, a co-leader on Peloton’s 2015 Series A round, announced in November 2016 that it will invest $250 million in automated driving solutions.


GOTEMBURGO, Suecia, February 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Con el Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks ha desarrollado su primer vehículo híbrido diseñado para aplicaciones de largo recorrido. En combinación con las demás mejoras del vehículo, la reducción total de consumo de combustible y...


GÖTEBORG, Zweden, February 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- De Volvo Concept Truck is het eerste hybridevoertuig van Volvo Trucks voor langeafstandstransporten. In combinatie met de andere verbeteringen levert deze truck een totale reductie in brandstofverbruik en CO2-uitstoot op van rond de...


A new over-the-air powertrain software and parameter update system dubbed “Remote Programming” is being introduced by Volvo Trucks North America for its models over the coming year, according to a new press release from Volvo. According to that release all model-year 2018 Volvo trucks equipped with the Remote Diagnostics hardware will be able to use the new service beginning in the third quarter of 2017. The Remote Programming is apparently intended to: reduce downtime costs, improve vehicle efficiency, etc. “Volvo Trucks continues to invest heavily in connectivity solutions, and we’re proud to bring a true over-the-air solution to market,” commented Conal Deedy, director of connected vehicle services for Volvo Trucks. “With Remote Programming, customers can quickly and easily perform updates to help improve the performance and efficiency of their vehicles.” The press release provides more: “With Remote Programming trucks no longer need to be removed from service and routed to a repair facility for certain powertrain software and parameter updates. Improving the availability of trucks equates to more money. On average, each additional day of uptime equates to about $1,100 in additional revenue. Additionally, those who have historically not performed software updates due to cost or inconvenience can quickly and easily keep their trucks operating at optimal performance.” As with the taxi service market, the trucking industry is looking likely to experience some huge changes over the coming decades. It’ll be interesting to see if the top companies currently can maintain their positions. Consumers have previously indicated strong desire for over-the-air software updates, and advantage Tesla has brought to the table. One would presume that truck operators will be very happy to a shift in this direction as well. Buy a cool T-shirt or mug in the CleanTechnica store!   Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech daily newsletter or weekly newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter. James Ayre 's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.


News Article | January 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YRC Freight driver Bill Krouse has been selected by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to serve as a Road Team Captain on their 2017-2018 America’s Road Team. The America’s Road Team is a national public outreach program dedicated to advocating highway safety and promoting the trucking industry. Road Team Captains travel the country engaging with motorists, news media and public officials to share the industry’s message of “safety, essentiality and sustainability.” Captains serve for two years and are selected based on their exceptional driving skills, exemplary safety records and passion for trucking advocacy. YRC Freight President Darren Hawkins said he was proud to have the company represented by a long-time safe driver like Krouse. “Bill Krouse is an outstanding representative for everything our company stands for,” Hawkins said. “He puts his own safety and the safety of the motoring public at the top of his priorities, and his safe driving record speaks to that. He is a top-notch driver and we are proud of his accomplishments.” Krouse is a 32-year veteran of YRC Freight, and recently surpassed 2 million miles safely driven during his career. He has participated in the Minnesota State Truck Driving Championship more than a dozen times, 11 of those finishing in the top 3 in his category. Krouse was named the Minnesota Driver of the Year in 2014 and the Minnesota Grand Champion in 2015. A third-generation driver, Krouse says he focuses on delivering quality customer service every day and credits his passion for continuous safety improvements on the nation’s highways as his motivation for being part of the Road Team. America’s Road Team was founded in 1986 and continues with the support of Volvo Trucks. About YRC Freight YRC Freight, a leading transporter of industrial, commercial, and retail goods, specializes in Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipping solutions for businesses. Based in Overland Park, Kansas, YRC Freight provides comprehensive North American coverage and offers a broad portfolio of LTL services to bring flexibility and reliability to customers' supply chains. For more information, visit yrcfreight.com. YRC Freight is a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW).


Patent
Volvo Trucks | Date: 2013-05-29

A mounting structure of a sheet metal panel including mounting brackets which are mounted on a peripheral edge portion of a glass-mounting opening formed on a rear-side panel of a cab, and after tentatively holding the sheet metal panel, a peripheral edge of the sheet metal panel is adhered to the rear-side panel in a periphery of the glass-mounting opening, wherein an inclined surface protruding toward a rear of the cab is provided to the rear-side panel along the glass-mounting opening, and the peripheral edge of the sheet metal panel is bent along the inclined surface and extended in the inclined surface direction to make clearance between the peripheral edge and the inclined surface gradually narrowed, to provide an adhesive reservoir between the sheet metal panel and the rear-side panel, and the peripheral edge of the sheet metal panel is in close contact with the inclined surface thereby sealing therebetween.

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