This Futuristic Truck Was Actually Designed By Walmart

With 7,000 tractor trailers currently in its fleet, it makes sense that Walmart would have a vested interest in designing more efficient delivery vehicles. The company's new ultra-aerodynamic Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience—or WAVE—concept is lighter and more fuel efficient than other trucks on the market, and can… » 3/04/14 10:00am 3/04/14 10:00am

Car avoids getting crushed by a semi-trailer that was tipping over

Some days you get incredibly lucky. This guy who managed to record a video of a semi-trailer truck almost tipping over and crushing his car just had one of those days. The road was wet, the winds were strong and the truck was about to lose control and fall over. You don't want any of that when you're driving next to… » 12/06/13 10:37pm 12/06/13 10:37pm

These Autonomous Dump Trucks Let Mines Operate Around the Clock

As the pace of robotic integration into the modern workforce continues to increase, automatons are finding their way into an ever wider variety of industries. Already making an impact in the agricultural sector, automatons are now poised to perform the task of driving massive, house-sized mining trucks—a job once held… » 11/13/13 12:00pm 11/13/13 12:00pm

The World's Biggest Dump Truck Can Haul a Staggering 500 Tons

What looks like a small apartment complex is actually the biggest vehicle man has ever dared to put on eight wheels. Designed and built by a Belarusian company called BelAZ, the 75710 (come on, you couldn't have thrown the word mega in there?) itself weighs almost 900 tons, and can haul close to 500 tons of mined… » 10/03/13 4:21pm 10/03/13 4:21pm

Seaweed-Sucking Truck to Clean Spain's Hottest Beaches

Keeping Alicante's miles of shoreline pristine for the multitudes of beachgoers that congregate to the Mediterranean city every year is no small feat—what with all the seaweed that washes up there. Problem is, the city's existing seaweed mitigation techniques end up eroding the beaches they're meant to clean. This… » 5/08/13 11:30am 5/08/13 11:30am

Peterbilt's New "Super Truck" Gets 10 MPG—Double the National Big Rig…

More than two million semis travel some 120,000 miles apiece along America's arterial highways every year at an average efficiency of just 6 MPG. Six. Miles per gallon of diesel—not even Hummers are that wasteful. However, a new "Super Truck" design by Peterbilt has shown it can go the same distance for half the gas. » 3/22/13 3:20pm 3/22/13 3:20pm

This Unmanned Patroller Guards Israeli Borders for Days on End

Given Israel's precarious position within the Middle East, border security is of paramount importance. Problem is—it's also labor-intensive and really quite dangerous. That's why the IDF puts a fleet of autonomous off-roaders between its human forces and the front lines. » 9/14/12 11:30am 9/14/12 11:30am