Paccar used CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas to showcase its technological ideas for electric, connected and autonomous commercial vehicles.
DAF’s parent company exhibited three vehicles with a battery electric Kenworth T680E complete with Paccar’s own battery charger; a DAF XG+ with its connected services and a Peterbilt Model 579 equipped with the Aurora self-driving system.
Speaking about the Kenworth T680E battery electric truck, Kevin Baney, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president, said: “The T680E’s range of 150 miles and fast charge time using Paccar’s battery charging solution are optimised for regional haul and urban distribution applications.”
While DAF president Harry Wolters said: “Paccar Connect will enhance our customers’ experience by providing robust data security, over the air software updates, and advanced fleet management tools, while enabling customers to cost effectively integrate their existing fleet management systems and applications.”
The Peterbilt 579 on display was fitted with Paccar’s autonomous technology and configured with the self-driving system developed by self-driving technology company Aurora and has a new exterior design with a more aerodynamic shape, a quieter cab and a customisable 15-inch digital display.