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Scania’s New $3 Billion Truck Range Takes Out Top Gong

13 Jul,2017 - Leading Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania has announced a new and improved range of heavy-duty vehicles, after spending a whopping AU$3 billion on research and development. Unveiled in Paris last year, the range has been some 10 years in the making. Improving on their existing range in terms of performance, safety and driver comfort is ...

TATRA 8X8 Trucks: an Unstoppable Beast for the Toughest Terrains

06 Jul,2017 - Driving up muddy hills and back down them. Navigating through giant pools of sludge. Dropping over sheer 15-foot ledges, and then driving backwards up them again. Is there anything the TATRA 8X8 Truck can’t do? TATRA have been on the automotive scene since 1850, where they began manufacturing vehicles in what was then Czechoslovakia. Originally ...

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 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 ...

End of the road for Richardson Bros Transport

10 May,2018 - Respected transport company Richardson Bros will wind up 30 years of carting livestock next month, sending all its trucks and crates to auction with Ritchie Bros. Owner Tony Richardson said he still has a passion for trucks but, after decades on the road and glued to his phone, it was time to concentrate on family and ...

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