At the "North American Commercial Vehicle Show" (NACV) in Atlanta, Daimler Trucks will be showcasing numerous new vehicles by its North American commercial vehicle brands. The company will also announce important steps within the context of advance developments of future technologies. Mercedes-Benz Vans will also be providing an initial outlook on the new Sprinter.
The largest and in future most important commercial vehicle trade fair in North America will open its doors from September 24 – 28 on the grounds of the Georgia World Congress Center. NACV is a joint initiative of Newcom Media USA and Deutsche Messe. In future, the event will take place every two years, in years in which no IAA Commercial Vehicles has been scheduled in Hanover. As an initiator and member of the management board at NACV, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) took a leading role in designing the concept and implementing the new commercial vehicle trade fair.
As undisputed market leaders in North America we consider ourselves to be the pacemakers for the entire industry in this region. We have always been striving towards establishing a commercial vehicle trade fair for this vital market that satisfies its great significance. As an event organized in years in which no IAA Commercial Vehicles is scheduled to take place in Hanover, NACV will become the most important, international meeting point for our industry.
Daimler Trucks will be showcasing the North American portfolio at the trade fair, comprising of the Daimler brands Freightliner, Western Star, FUSO, Thomas Built Buses, and Detroit Diesel. The company will also be presenting the fully electric distribution transport truck, FUSO eCanter, that was recently launched on the market. DTNA will also be announcing that the company will become the first manufacturer to test truck platooning on public roads in the US. Daimler is consequently reacting to increasing levels of customer interest in this technology.
We can also announce news within the context of Vans: head of Vans Volker Mornhinweg uncovered initial details of the new Sprinter which will be launched on the market in the first six months of 2018. The presented design drawing insinuates that the large van will also be setting new visual benchmarks. As an integrated system solution, the Sprinter fully reflects our initiative for the future, adVANce: Mercedes-Benz Vans is consequently undergoing a transformation from a pure vehicle manufacturer to a provider of comprehensive mobility and transport solutions.
The vehicle's new features include the comprehensive introduction of driving assistance systems and connectivity services, in conjunction with a new telematics system, which will deliver a major boost in efficiency in terms of vehicle and fleet management. Furthermore, a significantly enhanced range of variants means that the new Sprinter can now be customized even more precisely to meet very specific transport and sector requirements.