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MIT study: Driverless truck platoons will save fuel and money, especially if they tailgate

MIT study: Driverless truck platoons will save fuel and money, especially if they tailgate The more trucks in the convoy, the better the efficiency — because the first and last don’t garner the full effects of drafting.Traveling in close proximity boosts fuel efficiency.

Volvo Trucks previews a heavy-duty model that’s up to 30 percent more efficient

Volvo Trucks previews a heavy-duty model that’s up to 30 percent more efficient The prototype showcases realistic, close-to-production ways to begin weening the long-haul transport industry off of fossil fuels.Called simply Concept Truck, the model is an update of a prototype originally introduced in May of last year.

Electric trucks powered by trolley wires are making their way to Los Angeles

Electric trucks powered by trolley wires are making their way to Los Angeles Yet, powering a delivery truck or an 18-wheeler with an electric battery isn’t very practical.During the trail, an extendable power coupler on the roof of the trucks links it to the lines hanging above the right lane.

With trick trophy trucks, the Mint 400 race makes Mad Max look middle-of-the-road

With trick trophy trucks, the Mint 400 race makes Mad Max look middle-of-the-road The Mint 400 is held just outside Las Vegas, Nevada, way out in the desert near the California state line.The Mint 400 became one of the spectacle events that Las Vegas does so well, right up until it ended in 1988.

Trump driving a truck becomes the internet's new favorite metaphor for America

Trump driving a truck becomes the internet's new favorite metaphor for America Today, House Republicans postponed the vote on their health care bill.Donald Trump, on the other hand, welcomed truck drivers and executives to the White House in the Trump-iest way possible: by pretending to drive an 18-wheeler semi truck for a truly wild photo op.