Technology within the world of trucking is advancing at breakneck speed. Never before have so many driver assistance systems been on offer, while connectivity and lower fuel consumption are being demanded by transport operators. Furthermore, legislators and transport operators alike agree: the truck of the future must be CO2-free.
MAN is meeting – and even exceeding – many of these demands, with its innovative and environmentally friendly product range. And that’s precisely what visitors to the 2023 MAN Trucknology Festival came to see at the MAN Truck Forum and neighbouring test track: trucks, vans, and body solutions that all set new benchmarks within their segments.
According to Jan Aichinger, managing director of MAN Automotive South Africa, more than 7,000 festival guests from all over the world travelled to this year’s MAN Trucknology Festival. “We invited customers, body manufacturers, and members of the ‘Trucker’s World by MAN’ driver community to the exclusive event to experience around 220 trucks, vans, and body solutions first-hand,” he reveals. “All segments – from distribution and long-distance transport, construction, food, and heavy haulage to municipal and fire services – were represented across the tonnage range from 3.5 to 250 tonnes.”
Visitors were able to learn on site about sustainable and intelligent transport solutions from MAN Truck & Bus and its approximately 75 partners, including Continental, Fliegl Trailer, Humbaur, Kögel, Krone, Liebherr, Schmitz Cargobull, and Würth. “They also received detailed first-hand information on MAN Services & Solutions and current trends in the transport industry like zero emissions, digitalisation, and automation – the state of play and MAN’s contribution,” explains Aichinger.