Reducing blind spots is key to new safer truck design.
Forget self-driving cars; Japanese researchers are working on convoys of self-driving trucks on highways.
The familiar clatter of a Diesel UPS truck may soon be just a memory, as the company starts to replace their old delivery trucks with new green ones.
You know why we don't have battery-powered trains? It's because having battery-powered trains would be a silly idea. When you have something that just goes from point A to point B over and over, it makes more sense to make electricity available over the entire stretch, and Siemens is going to try that idea out with trucks on highways.
In a scene that looks like an out take from The Wizard of Oz, Tuesday's tornadoes near Dallas Texas can be seen tossing giant tractor trailers hundreds of feet into the air like footballs.
From the U.K.'s Vodafone comes this colossal phone charger (or a rather standard-sized 18-wheeler, depending on how you look at it). It weighs 44 tons, has a retractable staircase and also a secure bank of lockers that can charge 2,000 cellphones of different makes all at once.
How do you get building equipment to a remote location in the Swiss Alps before there's a road to the site? With cables, of course! A fleet of giant excavator trucks are being 'flown' through the canton of Valais via cable railway. We particularly love the sight of this Astra HD8 480 hp, 8x6 against such a gorgeous mountain backdrop.
There's a continual race between nations to have the fastest supercomputer, but besides vague long-term things like climate modeling or nuclear warhead stability, it's sometimes hard to see the results of all this computing power. Finally, a supercomputer has done something useful, and figured out how to save truckers fuel.
A few years back Bose — a company that makes pricey audio products — unveiled a car suspension system. It was pretty unexpected, and not a lot has come of it since… until now. Today the company reveals its Ride...
Art Lebedev, he of the wallet-busting concepts that sometimes make it to the real world has come up with a surreal — nay, crazy — idea for road safety. The Transparentius is not a Harry Potter spell to be used...