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Meanwhile…in Australia: Electric Trucks are Already a Thing

14 Jul,2017 - Just as we here at Machines4u are singing the praises of Fuso, Tesla and Ford for their innovations into electric commercial vehicles, Australian firm SEA Electric already have skin in the game. Delivering nine fully-electric vehicles to King Transport today, SEA is leading the way in electric transport in Australia and showing the rest of the ...

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 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 ...

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