Pictures of the Week: Volvo FH Electric & MAN Autonomous driving projects – International Truck & Innovation Award winners honoured

Pictured at the handover of the International Truck of the Year 2024 (ITOY) trophy is Martin Tomlinson, Head of Media & Truck Demonstration, Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland, with Jarlath Sweeney, Group Editor, Fleet Transport magazine, Irish Jury Member, ITOY.

The presentation took place at the Johnstown Estate Hotel, Enfield, County Meath during this week’s Fleet Transport Irish Truck of the Year Test Days.

Volvo FH Electric was the first zero-emission truck to win International Truck of the Year 2024, when announced at the Solutrans exhibition in Lyon, France, last November.

Also at the event, MAN’s Autonomous driving projects ATLAS-L4 and ANITA, which won the 2024 Truck Innovation Award was honoured.

Pictured at the handover of the acknowledgment trophy were Michael O’Dwyer, National Sales Manager, MAN Importers Ireland; Tim Cronin, National Brand Manager, MAN Importers Ireland and Jarlath Sweeney.

It’s the second time MAN Truck & Bus has won this trophy, after the inaugural Truck Innovation Award edition of 2019 in recognition of its aFAS Level 4 automated driverless safety truck.

The Truck Innovation Award – which acknowledges the enormous technological changes and energy transition within the automotive sector is selected  by the International Truck of the Year (IToY) jury, comprising of 25 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists representing major trucking magazines from Europe and South Africa.