DAF Innovation Trucks
An insight to future technologies
Taking the lead to less CO2
In addition to the usual focus areas in the truck industry - such as reliability, fuel economy, driver comfort and cost per kilometer - there are two major social themes that drive the development of future technologies:
the worldwide reduction of CO2 and the improvement of air quality, especially in urban areas.
In the course of its 90 year heritage DAF has developed many transport innovations, enabling new standards in efficiency, uptime, emissions, safety and driver comfort. Examples include turbo technology which DAF pioneered in the fifties, turbo-intercooling introduced by DAF as an industry-first in the early seventies and the current PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 drivelines, operating at low engine rpms for industry-leading fuel efficiency and extremely quiet operation.
In 2015, DAF demonstrated truck platooning. The EcoTwin vehicle system enabled trailing vehicles to automatically follow the lead truck resulting in lower fuel consumption, reduced CO2-emissions and improved traffic flow. Due to EcoTwin’s success, DAF was selected to exclusively participate in English platooning trials in 2017. DAF is engaged with leading European technology development projects to gain comprehensive experience with alternative electric and hybrid power trains.