Iveco show­cases vi­sion for new tech­nolo­gies

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Iveco has demon­strated its ex­per­tise in re­search and devel­op­ment un­der its “Iveco Vi­sion” strat­egy, a pro­gramme that sees the or­gan­i­sa­tion in­vest­ing heav­ily in new, cut­ting-edge tech­nolo­gies to meet the an­tic­i­pated fu­ture de­mands that will be placed on com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles.

Iveco Vi­sion is fo­cused on pro­vid­ing low en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact mo­bil­ity, an idea that is embodied in a new con­cept ve­hi­cle that fea­tures a range of in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies and trans­port so­lu­tions.

The con­cept stemmed from Iveco’s “Dual En­ergy” tech­nol­ogy that demon­strated many new po­ten­tial tech­nolo­gies that could be ap­plied to light com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles of the fu­ture.

Iveco Vi­sion builds on the Dual En­ergy sys­tem, a tech­nol­ogy which uses two dif­fer­ent power sources: elec­tric and hy­brid ther­mo­elec­tric.

The elec­tric tech­nol­ogy en­sures zero ex­haust emis­sions and low noise lev­els. The hy­brid sys­tem is best for longer jour­neys, while still of­fer­ing re­duced fuel con­sump­tion and CO2 emis­sions by up to 25 per­cent com­pared to con­ven­tional ve­hi­cles.

The Dual En­ergy plat­form uses a spe­cific trans­fer unit that cou­ples the elec­tric mo­tor with the trans­mis­sion shafts, pro­vid­ing a hy­brid so­lu­tion that also func­tions as an adap­tive trac­tion sys­tem with real-time en­ergy man­age­ment.

Based on road and traf­fic con­di­tions, the ve­hi­cle se­lects the most suit­able power source – hy­brid mode pro­vides greater speed and range on in­ter­city routes, while the elec­tric mode al­lows un­re­stricted, no-emis­sion driv­ing in metropoli­tan ar­eas.

As a nat­u­ral evo­lu­tion of the Dual En­ergy project, Iveco re­designed the ve­hi­cle’s frame, body, in­te­rior and user in­ter­face, re­sult­ing in Iveco Vi­sion.

Driv­e­train aside, the project also fo­cused on ex­plor­ing three new tech­nolo­gies: a new adap­tive Hu­man/Ma­chine In­ter­face, an over­all de­sign el­e­ment pro­mot­ing to­tal visibility and a new fully au­to­matic load man­age­ment sys­tem.

In ac­com­plish­ing its de­sign ob­jec­tives, the ve­hi­cle fea­tures a high in­te­gra­tion tablet, which com­mu­ni­cates with the on-board elec­tron­ics.

For greater visibility, am­ple glazed sur­faces and see-through front pil­lars guar­an­tee un­re­stricted vi­sion from the cabin – while the rear cam­era’s dis­play is shown on a panoramic screen on top of the wind­shield.

Cap­ping off the de­sign ob­jec­tives is a load man­age­ment sys­tem that uses a se­ries of sen­sors to iden­tify the load and then in­di­cate the cor­rect po­si­tion­ing of each par­cel within the ve­hi­cle, trig­ger­ing con­tain­ment de­vices which pre­vent the move­ment of larger packages.

Be­sides pro­tect­ing the goods from dam­age, im­proved space man­age­ment also makes load­ing and un­load­ing faster, lead­ing to ob­vi­ous ef­fi­ciency gains.

Iveco Vi­sion is a test bed for the study and devel­op­ment of new tech­nol­ogy and rep­re­sents the nat­u­ral evo­lu­tion of Iveco’s light com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle range.

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