“OK Lamberet” as trailer maker introduces voice activation

Lamberet has added voice activation to the Multiplex system it launched at Solutrans two years ago.

Multiplex already allowed the driver to control and synchronise various trailer functions, such as opening the rear roller door, lowering the tailgate and turning the interior lights on and off. Now it can be done hands-free via Bluetooth in a smartphone app.

“This technological advance makes being a delivery driver a more attractive job,” said a spokesman. 
 

DAF’s New Generation XF, XG and XG+ are crowned International Truck of the Year 2022

DAF’s New Generation XF, XG and XG+ range has been crowned International Truck of the Year (IToY) 2022. The prestigious trophy was awarded at the Solutrans Exhibition in Lyon, France tonight (17 November).

Summing up the jury vote, IToY chairman Gianenrico Griffini commented: “With the introduction of the New Generation, DAF has delivered a high-tech heavy-duty truck
range that sets a new benchmark in the truck industry. In addition, it is future-oriented, as it also represents a complete platform for new generations of alternative drivelines”.

“DAF’s New Generation trucks are worthy winners,” added UK IToY judge and Commercial Motor editor Will Shiers. “By taking advantage of the EUs new masses and dimensions regulations, DAF has created an entirely new vehicle segment.”

In a double celebration for the Dutch truck maker, the DAF XF Hydrogen prototype was awarded the Truck Innovation Award 2022 title. You can read about both of these award winning trucks in this issue.

The Renault Kangoo and joint-engineered Mercedes-Benz Citan picked up the International Van of the Year accolade.