Heavy-duty Truck Can Lay 50 Meters of Track in Under 6 Minutes

Heavy-duty Truck Can Lay 50 Meters of Track in Under 6 Minutes

00 A crucial problem that convoys often face when attempting to plow through mud is that the more vehicles that pass through, the muddier it becomes. The buildup of mud is often detrimental to relief and military missions that often hold up many heavy vehicles at a time. While some may be able to initially pass, every vehicle that follows only turns the mud into a bigger slurry mess. FAUN Trackway, a Wales-based manufacturer, devised…

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Smart Auto-Cancelling Turn Signal Could Save Motorcyclists’ Lives

Smart Auto-Cancelling Turn Signal Could Save Motorcyclists’ Lives

00 [Image Source: Smart Turn System] Riding a motorcycle is a fun and affordable way to get around, but it is also quite dangerous. No matter how much protective gear you wear, there is always a risk that a high-speed accident could end your life. A lot of time and energy has been focused on refining motorcycle helmets and protective bodywear, but one company is hoping to help protect motorcyclers from a fatal error. Leaving…

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Rugged ATV with Airless Tires is Virtually Indestructible

Rugged ATV with Airless Tires is Virtually Indestructible

00 If you are looking to own one of the most awesome personal off-road vehicles, we have found it. The Polaris Sportsman MV 850 TerrainArmor Edition is designed for military personnel with ballistic proof wheels and a rugged armored exterior. Featuring an 850cc/ 77HP engine and electric power steering, this machine can take on anything you throw at it. The wheels are specifically designed without air using a hexagonal web that allows shock absorption along with the added…

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Siemens Wants to Power Electric Trucks with Overhead Lines

Siemens Wants to Power Electric Trucks with Overhead Lines

00 As the world faces a future of autonomous and eco-friendly transportationalternatives, exactly how we will reach that point is still unknown. Siemens has proposed a rather out of the box solution to powering electric trucks, and it uses a technology that has been around for over 150 years. They call it an ehighway system, that uses overhead power lines to power electric trucks, just like trams and trolleys back in the day. The first…

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THE SHAMAN: An 8WD All-Terrain Behemoth

THE SHAMAN: An 8WD All-Terrain Behemoth

00 Engineering is about creating devices that are more efficient, practical, and safer to use. Meet Shaman, an 8×8, all-terrain vehicle that meets none of those criteria- but that does not take away any of its glory. Off-roading is dirty, dangerous, and difficult- that is, if you do not have the Shaman. The custom built ATV incorporates magnificent engineering, all in mind of making it even more off-road intense. The Shaman features three unique steering modes…

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Designers Envision the Future of Audi Trucks

Designers Envision the Future of Audi Trucks

00 [Image Source: Behance] Vehicles in the trucking industries really haven’t changed in the last 50 years, but a group of designers are seeking to bring some sleek engineering to Audi Trucks.Truck for Audi, is the name of the project, and the team devised two different designs of possible avenues the company could take. Both, look quite futuristic. The first truck was designed as a fully autonomous shipping vehicle, something that will likely put many…

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Single Volvo Truck Manages to Tow 750 Tonnes

Single Volvo Truck Manages to Tow 750 Tonnes

00 As the transport industry continues to grow, it has left truck manufacturers to come up with innovative ways to make their tractor trailers stand out from the competition. When it comes to picking the right truck, drivers often look at things like torque ratio and how much a truck can tow. Volvo has proved that their trucks are superior by completing a rather amazing test, pulling 750 tonnes, 825 US tons, with one single…

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