The megatrends for automated driving, electrification and digitalisation are the drivers for the SAF-HOLLAND innovations presented at IAA Transportation 2022. Trade fair visitors will be able to see which new developments the company offers for these current trends at hall H26, booth A06 from 20 to 25 September 2022: The supplier will be presenting the SAF TRAKr regenerative braking axle, which will go into regular production in 2022, as well as its SAF- HOLLAND Automated Coupling. Other topics for the exhibition are the sensor-based Smart Axle with the SAF TrailerMaster telematics system and the new SAF TIRE PILOT I.Q. tyre pressure monitoring system as well as the digital products in the SAF-HOLLAND I.Q. portal.
Environmentally friendly SAF TRAKr electric axle
Expanding electromobility and reducing emissions: With the SAF TRAKr regenerative braking axle, SAF-HOLLAND offers a great opportunity for more efficiency and sustainability in the transport industry. The electric trailer axle can be used in all trailers with electrical consuming units such as refrigerated semi-trailers or semi-trailers for construction materials, but also in vehicles with electro-hydraulic units such as moving-floor vehicles or tanker trucks. It reduces or even completely eliminates noise, particulate and CO2 emissions. In addition to the added comfort for the driver, the SAF TRAKr meets all legal requirements for inner-city low-emission and environmental restriction zones. Following the successful test phase in actual haulage operation, the electric axle will go into production and to market before the end of the year.
Automatic coupling of truck and trailer
With the SAF-HOLLAND Automated Coupling System, the manufacturer proves its expertise for the interface between truck and trailer. As an important step towards autonomous driving, automatic coupling automates and accelerates the coupling and uncoupling tasks with a sensor-based process. For drivers, that means more safety, time savings and an attractive workplace in the cab. The SHAC System with its high-speed data transfer in real time is a key element for making automation of semi-trailer trucks economically viable in the long term.
Networked and digital: Smart Axle
In terms of the digitalisation megatrend, SAF-HOLLAND is working on an intelligent, networked trailer that is integrated into the digital logistics processes. The objectives of the Smart Axle concept include increased safety, optimised processes, lower overall costs and compliance with the latest legislation. The Smart Axle is accordingly supplied with sensors for wheel-end monitoring, including brake and tyre pressure. The SAF TrailerMaster telematics solution provides digital data in real time – for more transparency, safety and efficiency as well as reduced vehicle downtime.
Ready for new requirements: SAF TIRE PILOT I.Q.
The new SAF TIRE PILOT I.Q. is also part of the Smart Axle solution for digitalisation of trailers. It meets the requirements of GSRII 2019/2144 and ECE-R-141, which will make tyre pressure monitoring systems mandatory from 2024. When the tyre pressure drops below the preset value, an indicator informs the driver and the tyre-inflating system automatically increases the pressure. The digitalised system prevents complete failure of the tyres, optimises their service life and saves fuel thanks to the continuously correct tyre pressure.
An online platform for more service quality
The new SAF-HOLLAND I.Q. portal also follows the concept of “intelligent quality”: The online platform increases service quality by bundling a number of digital services from the supplier for commercial vehicle parts, including the electronic PoD spare parts catalogue. The smart search in the knowledge database allows users to quickly locate the desired data, documents and information.
Find out which solutions and systems SAF-HOLLAND offers to make trucks and trailers ready for the future at IAA Transportation in hall H26, booth A06, from 20 to 25 September 2022 – we are looking forward to seeing you!