High-tech cab for OEMs serving the off-highway industry

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Members of the newly-formed Cab Clusters Concept, comprised of well-known OEM suppliers and reputable scientists, will showcase the evolution of a concept cabin for the first time at bauma 2016 in Munich.

The aim is to make construction machinery, agricultural machinery and industrial truck OEMs aware of how great the potential of efficient system integration really is.

Therefore, the Genius Cab has integrated innovative features from the portfolios of all the participating cluster partners – specialists who wish to set benchmarks on the international markets when it comes to safety, operability, driver comfort, maintenance and design.

Members of the cluster are drawn from the following companies: Aurora, Bosch, Fritzmeier, Grammer, Hella, Hydac, Mekra Lang, Savvy Telematic Systems, S.M.A., the design agency of Lumod, the Technical University (TU) of Dresden and also the German Association of the Construction Industry, Environmental Technology and Mechanical Engineering (VDBUM).

“Every single innovation built into the Genius Cab meets specific user requirements and boasts a technology that is virtually ready for series production,” explained Professor Jens Krzywinski from the TU Dresden. “That means that the OEMs are able to start definite series implementation with risks and costs that can be clearly managed and monitored. The commercial potential for customers and manufacturers is quite considerable.

“The fundamental and overriding innovation in all this is the approach to consider the exterior and interior of the cab as a single entity and to design it accordingly. The project work in this respect – work which has also involved the hands-on experience of users – is exemplary in its depth and breadth,” said Krzywinski.

Since December 11, the joint website of the cluster has been online at www.cabconceptcluster.com. Further details on cab development, background information on the technical features of individual cluster partners and also planned events for bauma 2016 can all be found in a joint blog which goes online this month.

January 8, 2016

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