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Electronic Traffic Control Is Safer For Roadside Operators
Posted on 27-Feb-2020

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is encouraging the use of a new electronic traffic control system that improves safety for roadside operators. It’s called eSTOP. It’s been in use in Northland at the Naumai works site on State Highway 12 near Dargaville. eSTOP replaces the traditional hand-held signs and walkie talkies of the manual stop/go operators. eSTOP is controlled remotely by a single operator who does not need to stand at the roadside to manage traffic through the site. The Transport Agency’s Northland System Manager Jacqui Hori-Hoult says the eSTOP was.. ...

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More questions than answers on binding cannabis referendum
Posted on 27-Feb-2020

“Remember the referendum that was Brexit, where people in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar merrily voted to leave the European Union, until they realised what that actually meant, and that it was binding?” Says Nick Leggett, CEO, Road Transport Forum In hindsight, quite a lot of people felt they didn’t really have enough information and didn’t quite realise what would happen after they made that tick on a referendum paper. Some were quite shocked it was binding. We are worried that New Zealand voters will find themselves in a similar position come the 2020 gene.. ...

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Building the perfect Scania - online
Posted on 27-Feb-2020

Scania has literally millions of different options when it comes to trucks. they’re renowned for customised, tailored, and bespoke trucks that get the job done. But it can be a bewildering process to choose the perfect setup, and (according to Scania) customers often don’t know all the options available to them. Now - in a first for the New Zealand market - Scania has made it easy, with their new Online Configurator. It lets you specify every aspect of a truck from the chassis up. You can choose the drive train, the cab, the engine and even the cab colour, to create .. ...

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Better Site for the ‘World’s Best Seats’
Posted on 27-Feb-2020

Geemac Trading (NZ) Limited, New Zealand’s official ISRINGHAUSEN Driver’s Seat Distributor, have recently updated their ISRI New Zealand website to further support the ISRINGHAUSEN seat brand. “ISRI Seats are acknowledged as The World’s Best Diver’s Seats and Geemac is the only approved distributor within the New Zealand region” states Gordon McKendry Director and Owner of Geemac Trading. “We established Geemac 31 plus years ago in 1989 with only the best products we could source. We chose the ISRI brand more than 28 years ago as it was clea.. ...

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Self-driving Mercedes-Benz Arocs
Posted on 27-Feb-2020

The automated snow removal by two self-driving Mercedes-Benz Arocs in Immendingen shows a successful application for automated commercial vehicles in closed areas. The joint project of Lab1886, the innovation unit for new business models within Mercedes-Benz AG, and Daimler Truck AG, the inventor of the truck, has now become a product that can be used as a solution for various customer requirements in sectors such as on-site logistics and agriculture. Lab1886 and Daimler Trucks, together with Fraport AG, demonstrated the operation of self-driving snow-clearing vehicles in non-public clos.. ...

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