MAN will participate in IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover. The Lion’s manufacturer will put on display the near-series prototype of the new MAN eTruck, which will go into service with the first customers from 2024. The e-truck is ready for future megawatt charging and conceived for heavy-duty long-distance transport with daily ranges of between 600 and 800 kilometres. MAN will also introduce for the very first time its MAN eMobility Consulting for the upcoming electric truck, including not only advice on the vehicle but also consideration of customer-specific operating conditions.
In the area of digitalisation, MAN is providing an overview of the already extensive existing digital services at the IAA and an outlook on upcoming digital services. With MAN Now, the map material for navigation can already be updated and driving functions such as MAN EfficientCruise or mission-specific driving programmes can be uploaded to the vehicle over the air.
MAN at IAA 2022: focus on autonomous driving
Consistently with the targets of the TRATON Group, MAN is investing time and resources on the development of autonomous driving. At the IAA, MAN is using various current practical projects to explain the continuous development steps from autonomous driving on closed terrain to fully autonomous driving on the motorway between logistics hubs: The ANITA project is developing the autonomous delivery and pick-up of containers in a road-rail transhipment terminal of the cooperation partner Deutsche Bahn, through which the transhipment process, and thus climate-friendly combined transport, should significantly increase in performance.
Also, the ATLAS-L4 project is already working on the concrete implementation of autonomous hub-to-hub transports, as they have been possible since 2022 due to the law on autonomous driving. At the end of 2024, Atlas-L4 will be the first truck to drive autonomously on a German motorway.