The Autotech Congress brings together manufacturers, researchers, designers, users, industry groups, and academics to create a forum for the exchange of information and innovation. The papers included here examine the major advances and technological breakthroughs of today, which will become standard practice for tomorrow. A wide range of interests are catered for within the automotive field. These include themes covering: Automotive Manufacturing, Engines and Powertrains, Electronics, Environmental Impact and Safety, Materials Technology, Vehicle Technologies, and Bus and Truck Technology."Bus and Truck Technology" looks at some of the most interesting developments in passenger service vehicles and heavy goods transportation. The papers presented in this volume consider aspects such as: exhaust emissions; diagnostic equipment; solar powered refrigerated trailers; tractor to trailer communications; satellite communications; truck telematics; and, better wiring systems. In giving comprehensive update of automotive industry developments, this volume contains information which is vital to maximize the impact of future transportation systems.
The Limitations of Satellite Communications (B. Jervis). Wiring and Connectors (C. Secker). Reducing Fleet Operating costs by User Friendly Diagnostic Equipment (P. Foulson). Systems Monitoring for the First Autonomous Refrigerated trailer (A> S. Bahaj). Alternative tractor to Trailer Communications (T.J. Wissing). Automotive Telematics (J.D. Turner).