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Mercedes-Benz Actros is Xpression’s shining star

11 January 2024 #Trailer #Truck

A new Mercedes-Benz Actros L rig has begun transporting artificial intelligence-driven performance analysis to some of the UK’s leading professional sports teams.

Operated by specialist haulier Xpression Event Solutions, the Actros L 1853 works with a purpose-designed mobile laboratory trailer owned by sports science contractor

The truck is taken to leading sports organisations, including major football clubs, to help provide expert services that enable teams and individuals to measure, understand and improve their capabilities across a range of metrics.

The vehicle was supplied by Dealer Sparshatt Truck and Van with funding support via Daimler Truck Financial Services, which will also maintain the truck under a Mercedes-Benz Service Contract.

Xpression’s new truck has a flat-floored GigaSpace cab and is powered by a 390 kW (530 hp), 12.8-litre in-line six-cylinder engine.

The specification includes MirrorCam rear-facing cameras, in place of traditional side mirrors, which relay their images to screens inside the cab. The vehicle also has Active Brake Assist 5 automated braking with pedestrian recognition, as well as safety systems including Attention Assist, Traffic Sign Assist and Proximity Control Assist.

Established in 2007, Xpression Event Solutions has grown steadily and now runs a fleet of 18 trucks.

These are used to transport hospitality and display trailers to roadshows, exhibitions and sports events throughout the UK and Europe, as well as for general event logistics.

Jonathan Hill, Xpression Managing Director, said: “This is a premium service and aiLabs’ customers are some of the biggest names in sport, so obviously when choosing a truck to haul their trailer, quality was of paramount importance.”

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