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Corporate Responsibility Report 2012
Under the heading “We Are Responsible”, in our CR Report 2012 we look back on a year in which we have achieved a great deal in the area of sustainability and have set ourselves new tasks for the future.
CR Report 2012
From the wooden battery to the completed concept vehicle: the emergence of the MAN Metropolis
Europe’s city centres are introducing increasingly stricter environmental restrictions. Reduction of emissions through cleaner vehicles is only one among many measures. Traffic congestion, for instance, is another equally important point as it causes combustion of completely unnecessary fuel and emission of CO2 and particles. Many cities such as Paris or Madrid are therefore attempting to pro-actively manage the traffic as far as possible, and in this context they have decided that municipal vehicles may only fulfil their duties at night-time..
What Cities Want
Will it be via a six-lane highway or a well-designed public transportation system? The study “What Cities Want” examined the mobility needs of 15 cities - this week we introduce Singapur´s approach.
Streamlined on the road: aerodynamic buses
The fact that an aerodynamically optimised truck in long-haul transport can save up to 25% fuel is shown by the MAN Concept S vehicle study. Legal stipulations on length have prevented the introduction of such revolutionary truck concepts to date. Aerodynamics engineers have more leeway today for buses. Stephan Kopp, head of aerodynamics development at MAN Truck & Bus, talks in our interview about the differences and similarities of aerodynamics on buses and trucks, and the areas that still hold potential for optimisations.
Exhibition of superlatives
A dump truck with 2700 hp, a crane jib 116 meters high, a 220-ton backhoe: last week Munich was the centre of the construction industry. With our film team we have captured the atmosphere of the world’s largest exhibition. Dr. Detlef Hug, Head of Media Relations, explains in our interview the importance of efficiency in the construction industry.