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14 Feb 2016

CONTINENTAL EHORIZON SAVES FUEL

CONTINENTAL EHORIZON SAVES FUEL When it comes to commercial vehicle efficiency, it is usually the engine, the weight and the aerodynamics that are taken as examples. But sensor systems can also play an important part in fuel-saving driving. A good example of this is the electronic horizon (eHorizon) from the automotive supplier Continental. Based on high-precision topographic trip data and a GPS signal, it supplies a three-dimensional profile of the route ahead to the Adaptive Cruise Control and other electronic control units in the vehicle. Together with software from the vehicle manufacturer which adapts the vehicle’s driving style to the road, the eHorizon thus helps reduce fuel consumption.



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13 Feb 2016

BRUSSELS AIRPORT TO GREEN ITS VEHICLE AND BUS FLEET

BRUSSELS AIRPORT TO GREEN ITS VEHICLE AND BUS FLEET Brussels Airport Company has issued an invitation to tender for the purchase of 30 electric buses to transport passengers at the airport. In addition, Brussels Airport Company will replace 40 service vehicles over the next two years with vehicles running on natural gas. Brussels Airport Company is investing in these new technologies in order to reduce its carbon footprint, and at the same time to improve passenger comfort.



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