Today’s car companies are absolutely gigantic corporate overlords, so it’s interesting when two of the very biggest hit on a problem they feel they don’t have the money to do alone. As such, VW and Toyota are partnering up to develop self-driving trucks.
Spotted, Wednesday on Highway 99 in Fresno, California: a man holding onto a tractor-trailer, cruising down the road. This is illegal, of course.
If you like doing things in your life like eating food and owning objects, then chances are really, really good that you owe trucks a big thank you. Trucks very literally make our economy and modern lives possible, so we were happy to get a chance, thanks to our pals at Volvo Trucks, to really spend some quality…
While plebeian workaday cars can be transported on an open trailer exposed to the elements, high end automobiles have to be cosseted in an enclosed climate-controlled hauler to keep them safe from the prying eyes of Joe Q. Public. In the case of this particular haul, these cars were exposed to much more than wind and…
One of the most memorable scenes of the Fast and the Furious movies involves a Honda Civic barely passing under a semi trailer. It’s an incredible stunt even for a movie, and extremely dangerous to attempt in real life. Yet motorcycle vlogger Hammy Moto recreated this scene with his body when he fell from his bike and…
The Tesla Model X is an impressive performance machine, one day embarrassing cars at the drag strip and the next helping to pull giant trucks trapped on just the slightest snowy incline.
A tractor-trailer hauling Vodka tipped over on a highway exit ramp just off of I-95 in northeast Philadelphia right before rush hour Thursday Morning. Workers needed to close the busy ramp for hours while clearing the wreckage, Philly.com reports. It’s unknown what cause the accident though conditions around the crash…
It’s another gorgeous day near Hallingdal, Norway and you’re just trucking along in your big red rig. It’s the middle of the afternoon, and you’re making your way toward your final delivery for the day, thinking that it would be nice to get home to enjoy a sensible meal, and then OH MY GOD DON’T HIT THAT KID!
Around 5:30 a.m. this morning, a police officer noticed a stopped 18-wheeler on the boardwalk in Ventnor City, New Jersey, later learning that it had traveled over two-and-a-half miles on the boardwalk. The truck’s driver had “zero explanation” as to why, Ventnor City Police Chief Douglas H. Biagi told PhillyVoice.
Nearly 40 years after Jayne Mansfield got her top taken off crashing into the back of a tractor trailer, the feds have required semis to have underride guards at the rear. What’s not required are underride guards on the sides. This video might convince you that this should change.
At first this simply looks like another big rig lumbering up to a refuel stop. There’s no fire and no excessive speed that we can see. So why did one of these truck tires turn into a bomb? Because Russia, probably.
Six months ago the Nikola Motor Company came out of nowhere and announced it was going to put the first electric-powered big rig on American roads. We’ve been skeptical, but Nikola just revealed a full-sized model that apparently works, and more importantly a plan to build and sell it at scale.
Well this is a new one.
This week Volkswagen Truck & Bus announced a $256 million spend for 16.6 percent of the United States’ heavy-truck outfit Navistar, which make International Trucks and IC Bus. The plan is ostensibly for VW to help Navistar comply with diesel emissions regulations. No, really!
In the effort to continue battling climate change, the White House has mandated new emissions standards for large trucks and buses. Officials say that this will decrease our carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons and decrease our oil consumption by up to 84 billion gallons by 2027.
Somebody spent a lot of time decorating this Scania semi-truck cab with intense illustrations of vikings, and then even more time creating an interactive 3D parking garage to let you crawl all over it from your computer. Check it!
The Nikola Motor Company came out of nowhere a few months ago with some sleek big rig renders and outrageous performance claims: 80,000 pounds of hauling for more than 1,000 miles on electric power, charged by a natural-gas turbine. Now they say they’ve figured out how to eliminate emissions completely.
On a little stretch of road in Sweden, cables have been strung up about 18 feet over the asphalt to feed trucks with electricity. While connected, the trucks will run off the grid instead of their own engines.
The former Technical Lead of Google’s autonomous car division, Anthony Levandowski, introduced “Otto” to the world yesterday. It’s a startup with the objective of making the world a better place by making big trucks drive themselves.