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Electric Truck-Off: Tesla vs Fuso

13 Jul,2017 - Mercedes is as well known for its luxury cars as it for its well-built workhorse truck range.  At least for those involved in the transport business, that is. Now, Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler—the world’s largest truck manufacturer—is leading the way in the future of transport: electric trucks. The third incarnation of Daimler-owned manufacturer, Fuso’s electric ...

What Happens When You Give Human Senses to a Machine?

03 Jul,2017 - Across the globe, in separate operations, scientists are developing artificial adaptations of every human sense with the intention of bestowing their creations upon the machine world. In the world of catering, we’ve already got “digital noses” capable of detecting infinitesimal changes in the aura of our edibles. These devices give you real-time analysis on the ...

How to Save Time, Money and Back Aches with Automatic Tensioners

30 Jun,2017 - Anyone in the logging industry will tell you, air operated load restraints have been around for quite some time. They’ve been in use in Australia since the nineties but almost exclusively for log haulage. Then came the 21st century and the age of automation. As we’ve delved deeper into the 2000s, more and more people ...

How to Use Your Tyres as an Energy Source

27 Jun,2017 - Ever been a few beers deep at the pub and started wondering: “why don’t they rig up gyms and playgrounds to generate electricity from all that movement?” Well, scientists have been onto this concept for a while and have been developing an array of technology capable of ‘soaking up’ all the errant energy we produce ...

Trucking without Fatigue: The Driverless Future of Transport

24 Jun,2017 - The future is now. And it looks like a Pixar movie. At least the Mercedes version does anyway. While their Future Truck 2025 looks like a CGI imagining of trucks from the far off future, the model is real and operational. It’s pretty much just waiting for infrastructure—and the rest of the world—to catch up. ...

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