OptiFlow News

Transformers - Impressive photography with a clear message!

28.12.2016

We are excited to share some new images of the prototype vehicle being used to test the TRANSFORMERS' concept, which we introduced to you in one of our previous editions.

Transformers, also known as -Configurable and Adaptable Trucks and Trailers for Optimal Transport Efficiency- are a hot item in aerodynamics today and WABCO's OptiFlow SideWings and Tail are part of this breakthrough development. The results of tests done with the trailer will be compared to all new implemented technol

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We are excited to share some new images of the prototype vehicle being used to test the TRANSFORMERS' concept, which we introduced to you in one of our previous editions.

Transformers, also known as -Configurable and Adaptable Trucks and Trailers for Optimal Transport Efficiency- are a hot item in aerodynamics today and WABCO's OptiFlow SideWings and Tail are part of this breakthrough development. The results of tests done with the trailer will be compared to all new implemented technologies on the road today. We will keep you informed via this channel!

 

 

 

More information at the Transformer project website

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2016 brought more interest to aerodynamics than ever before

27.12.2016

In retrospective 2016, was a great year for aerodynamics and here a brief summary of some articles that made it count for OptiFlow.

Aerodynamics, a must in the future

Dutch publication, EVO Magazine - Vervoer, has published a visionary article on what the future holds for tractor and trailer design.The article expects Aerodynamics to play a major role in this future. It forecasts a real change in the development of more streamlined trailer shapes which will continue driving efficiency i

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In retrospective 2016, was a great year for aerodynamics and here a brief summary of some articles that made it count for OptiFlow.

Aerodynamics, a must in the future

Dutch publication, EVO Magazine - Vervoer, has published a visionary article on what the future holds for tractor and trailer design.The article expects Aerodynamics to play a major role in this future. It forecasts a real change in the development of more streamlined trailer shapes which will continue driving efficiency improvements, coupled with the expectation that implementing new legislation will stimulate change. The WABCO Optiflow team was proud to note that OptiFlow was included in the article as a key player in the Efficiency Runs I and II and the recent Platooning challenge.

The article is available in the print copy of the November 2016, Issue Nr 8

A more efficient tractor-trailer combination

The Efficiency Run program by Krone and Mercedes Benz truck is without a doubt a major highlight in 2016. OptiFlow had the opportunity to be covered as one of the contributors to reach the 20% fuel reduction as stated by the companies that participated in the testing phase. 

As described by Carrosserie magazine, a Dutch publication by FOCWA. Novemeber 2016, Issue Nr 8 

 

In parallel, German portal Verkehrs Rundschau covers the developments shown recently at IAA by major trailer manufacturers and summarizes in 5 trends.

  • Better aerodynamics
  • Less axles and weight
  • Full service and telematics
  • Full equipment and Lasi
  • Smart networking

Have a look to the PDF Spezial including the OptiFlow Tail photos.

 

 

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Kraker Trailers goes with OptiFlow for K-force moving floorline

27.12.2016

Dutch company, Kraker Trailers has streamlined their K-force moving floor line, incorporating both OptiFlow's Tail and SideWings. 

Convinced of the value, Kraker has launched a promotional video displaying the daily operation of a trailer, demonstrating that OptiFlow's aerodynamic solutions will not hinder usage nor vehicle maneuvering, a flexible solution that will enable its trailers to reduce their fuel consumption!

Take a look at Kraker's K

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Dutch company, Kraker Trailers has streamlined their K-force moving floor line, incorporating both OptiFlow's Tail and SideWings. 

Convinced of the value, Kraker has launched a promotional video displaying the daily operation of a trailer, demonstrating that OptiFlow's aerodynamic solutions will not hinder usage nor vehicle maneuvering, a flexible solution that will enable its trailers to reduce their fuel consumption!

Take a look at Kraker's K-force product page and enjoy the video.

Minkes Transport's K-force is light and economical

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