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Autonomous Garbage Truck | Autoblog Minute

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Volvo Trucks and Swedish waste management company Renova have partnered to test autonomous garbage truck. Their aim is for safer, more efficient refuse handling and a better working environment for drivers.

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Autonomous Garbage Truck | Autoblog Minute originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 17 May 2017 19:54:33 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Watch what happens when terror truck meets security barricade

The truck driver was seriously injured in the test.

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Watch what happens when terror truck meets security barricade originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 May 2017 16:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Watch Toyota’s Project Portal hydrogen fuel cell truck drag race a diesel semi

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As a showcase for future technology, Project Portal looks promising.

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Watch Toyota’s Project Portal hydrogen fuel cell truck drag race a diesel semi originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The first successful front flip in a monster truck was a most excellent accident

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It was amazing. It was epic. It was unplanned.

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The first successful front flip in a monster truck was a most excellent accident originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 02 Apr 2017 14:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The first successful front flip in a monster truck was a most excellent accident

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It was amazing. It was epic. It was unplanned.

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Disco Truck: A Cement Mixer Transformed Into A Giant Disco Ball

Transforming a building site into a nightclub? The French artist Benedetto Bufalino has unveiled an amazing creation, turning a cement mixer into a giant disco ball. This installation entitled Disco Ball Cement Mixer appeared a few days ago in the streets of Lyon, projecting sparks of light on all the buildings around it.

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Disco Truck: A Cement Mixer Transformed Into A Giant Disco Ball

Transforming a building site into a nightclub? The French artist Benedetto Bufalino has unveiled an amazing creation, turning a cement mixer into a giant disco ball. This installation entitled Disco Ball Cement Mixer appeared a few days ago in the streets of Lyon, projecting sparks of light on all the buildings around it.

More info: Benedetto Bufalino (h/t: ufunk)










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Automatic brakes may have saved lives in the Berlin Christmas truck attack

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This tragedy could have been more tragic.

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Automatic brakes may have saved lives in the Berlin Christmas truck attack originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:52:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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What Do Luxury Sleeper Cabs for Long-Haul Truck Drivers Look Like?

The life of a long-haul trucker can be tough, even when they’re not behind the wheel. When it’s time to get some shuteye in the truck’s cab, some of them have a scant 36″ behind the seats in which to stuff a twin mattress, and there’s barely enough room to turn around back there, let alone get dressed and undressed. And for the trucker who brings their spouse on the road—yes, husband-and-wife trucker teams exist—it’s simply not enough space for two people to live out of.

For those that can pony up for a larger cab, an Indiana-based company called ARI Legacy Sleepers specializes in tricking them out with custom packages suited to the customer’s tastes. Let’s take a look at some of their work.

First off, if you see a cab that’s this size, you can bet there’s more behind the rear seats than just a twin mattress.

And you’d be right. When you look back between the seats, here’s what you see:

And here’s the view looking fore:

Overhead is a small, subtle lighting trick that provides the illusion of more space: Using a mirror and one-way mirror to provide “infinity lighting,” making the LEDS look like they stretch off forever overhead.

Close the curtains to the “cockpit” and enjoy your flatscreen in peace.

There’s plenty of storage both above and below the kitchen counter, which features an electric stovetop and a sink.

When not in use, both have covers that conceal them, providing uninterrupted counter space. This photo below is not the exact same interior, but you get the idea.

Also note the mirror above the sink, so the driver can shave.

Opposite the counter is a sofa and a little nook to the right of it.

You’ll notice a cable management port at back right; one can place a computer, laptop or gaming system here.

To the right of that is a door, and the toilet paper holder on the inside of it has probably clued you in…

…yep, they’ve got a bathroom in here.

A wall-mounted dispenser obviates the need for shelving.

Moving back inside the cabin, we see the sofa, which of course has storage beneath it.

You might think, “Is that where the driver sleeps?” Not exactly; note the dual tracks in the wall. An elevator bed motors down at the touch of a button.

For cabs where there is no rear door, the sofa and bed arrangement can be placed across the rear wall. And as you can see here, the choice of lighting strongly impacts your perception of the space.

The lighting scheme in this one here reminds me of The Peach Pit from the original Beverly Hills 90210.

And this one below is like The Peach Pit but with hardwood floors.

With spaces this small, the materials choice also makes a profound visual impact. This one here is owned by a married couple who both go on the road together, and I imagine it must recall what their actual home looks like, aesthetically:

Another customer has opted to have his look like more of a bachelor pad:

And for drivers who plan to do some open-air sightseeing during downtime, there’s an option to haul your Harley. Yep, if you’ve got the space you can have a motorcycle “garage” with side-loading ramp installed:

You can check out more of ARI’s custom designs here, and they also have a good amount of photos on their Facebook page.


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The government has an unexpected ally in 68 mph truck speed limit push

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The proposed speed limit could save over $ 1 billion in fuel each year.

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The government has an unexpected ally in 68 mph truck speed limit push originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sewage truck bursts, douses cars, road in human waste

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Talk about a crappy commute.

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2017 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year entries announced

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There are some absurd entries in this year’s competition – Rolls-Royce Dawn, anyone? – but plenty of mainstream metal. Finalists will be announced December 6.

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2017 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year entries announced originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Design Job: Get Trucking! Volvo Truck is Seeking a Color Material Finish Designer in Greensboro, NC

Are you a Color Material and Finish (CMF) designer looking for a new challenge and a possibility to work in a creative environment for the premium brand of Volvo Trucks in North America? We are now looking for a CMF Designer to join our design team.

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Recharge Wrap-up: Volvo’s efficient truck concept, Tesla’s updated mobile charger is cheaper

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Mercedes-Benz to use particulate filtration tech on gasoline engines. Tesla drops price of its mobile charger by $ 100. The Volvo Concept Truck uses 30 percent less fuel.

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Freight Truck Exteriors Are Being Transformed Into Mobile Art Galleries

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The side of a freight truck, with its expansive surface space, has great potential for massive artistic expression. This becomes all the more clear as the Truck Art Project transforms these large vehicles into mobile galleries whose exteriors display contemporary paintings. The open road hosts these unconventional artworks, utilizing a network of trade transportation routes that roll across Spain and bring art to places where this type of unexpected work is rarely seen.

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Old Fire Truck Turned Into Spacious Hotel Room

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Planning on exploring the Scottish countryside? Well why not sleep in an Unique stay like this renovated Fire Truck! Located on the Inshriach House Estate in Aviemore, Scotland, the Beer Moth Hotel is a unique accommodation meant for two people.

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This two-person hotel was originally a vintage 1956 Commer Q4 fire truck and now with modified features that include a Victorian double bed, a door from a cottage on the farm, and a parquet floor exhumed from an old Tudor mansion. A night’s stay in this room costs £60.

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Truck Trend names GMC Sierra Denali 2016 PTOTY

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Truck Trend names the GMC Sierra Denali its 2016 Pickup Truck of the Year from a field of seven entrants.

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Truck Trend names GMC Sierra Denali 2016 PTOTY originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 26 Dec 2015 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Watch a 4-year-old remotely drive a Volvo dump truck

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Volvo Trucks proves the toughness of its FMX commercial truck by handing over remote control to a 4-year-old.

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Watch a 4-year-old remotely drive a Volvo dump truck originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 05 Dec 2015 17:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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