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October 28, 2019 5:15 PM, EDT

NACV Showcases Technology, Product News, Organizer Says

NACV The NACV show floor. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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ATLANTA – Advancements in technology and myriad announcements about new products are among the key features of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, a co-organizer told Transport Topics.

The event, which kicked off Oct. 28, and runs through Oct. 31 at the Georgia World Congress Center, includes leading truck makers, as well as updates in electric vehicle technology, driver assistance and developments in fuel efficiency.

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“The most notable that you’ll see on the show floor that’s different from two years ago — two years ago, we had one electric vehicle on the floor,” Larry Turner, CEO of Hannover Fairs USA, co-organizer of the show along with Newcom Media, told TT on Oct. 27. “This year, every truck manufacturer has at least one electric vehicle or fuel cell vehicle in their booth. It’s really interesting to see how quickly that technology has progressed in the last two years.”

Another new feature of the show is what Turner referred to as the “connectivity zone.” That feature is meant to allow attendees the chance to handle, analyze and compare electronic logging devices. As Turner put it, “you can get hands on, and do comparisons of different ELD products.”

At the conclusion of the biennial event, attendance figures will be announced. Turner emphasized it would be successful if organizers reached the same level of attendance as two years ago, which they said at the time was 6,000 people.

“But we expect to be larger than two years ago in the attendance,” he said.

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