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How Technology is Used in Trucks

November 20, 2012

The truck industry is an eminent place to begin to talk about new propulsion techniques and technologies and economies of scale are so huge and the cost savings of an incremental upgrade, rather than justify the expenditure on research and development we are there. Newer trucks may not sound like a glamorous business, but it is an industry one billion dollars.

Now,  the technology industry experts discussing the trucking industry fuel costs, the current innovations in the industry, fuel cells and all kinds of possibilities in the background.

But we wonder:  What is on the horizon? What propulsion technologies are out there that we have not seen yet – even in the preparatory works quite yet?

Group T-5 (Truck Technology Team Technology Think Tank) and found that this came up with some possible future technologies and reduced to the tune of what could be feasible within the next 20 years. It is interesting that they are not alone.

Many teams superstar of engineering at the top of companies in the trucking industry are considering similar strategies to improve the efficiency of logistics flows more advanced equipment and trucks with better propulsion system, better aerodynamics and lighter materials and stronger.

We wonder to what extent is along these feats? Well, you may be surprised that over the highway truck that is on the road is much more high tech than you think. But even if you look under the hood and read about their characteristics, however, is nothing compared to what the trucks of the future will be similar.

Aircraft Technology – Used in Trucks

A number of aerodynamic developments and flow control techniques are applied in aircraft wings to allow better flow through the air, thereby improving the overall performance of the aircraft. The “Georgia Institute of Technology”, in Atlanta is now working on using these techniques with trucks and trailers. According to recent tests using a truck-sized, clearly show the techniques of how to improve fuel efficiency by reducing fuel costs by up to 12 percent. The techniques also can improve the directional control and rupture, thus improving safety on the roads too.

Robert Englar, director of research in aerospace engineering, transport, and Advanced Systems Laboratory of the Research Institute of Georgia Tech said they have solved the mystery of the previous tests, which have shown that this technology works on the trucks, as made on the aircraft, and expects the trucking industry is considered a reduction of 12 percent of fuel costs is worthwhile. This amount is to improve fuel economy by about 2,400 million gallons of fuel worth the savings of the United States fleet of trucks.

The techniques employed in this technology include improved aerodynamics of the changes in the geometry of the trucks that generate a savings of up to 6-7 percent. These changes include rounding aft trailer corners, installing fairings, and other changes that smooth air flow into the boxy trailers. The additional savings of 5 percent are using pneumatic devices that blow air into the rear of the vehicle to prevent separation of airflow.

Truck Traffic Transponder Satellite System  – All Over the Nation

It would be good for the Department of Transportation, major transport companies, infrastructure and planners for more information on the flow of transportation in this great nation. We need a truck traffic nationwide system of satellite transponder, which continues over the highway truck and it is necessary that this model of the super system after the FAA’s air traffic control system. The benefits that this system will be enormous,  and also to avoid traffic congestion through GPS re-routing of traffic and warning of bottlenecks. Carefully identify the areas needing the road or highway of the amendment to take the number of additional trucks.

You see everything we buy was conducted, in part, or at least part of the way by truck. Everything you see, it was built, each building, block walls, concrete and parking and all materials used by truck came too. The flow of transportation in the United States is one of our greatest assets of the facts. Perhaps you would like to know more about this, and if so, you could go to the Online Think Tank, and then click the link to the reading room and check the truck free eBook on the future technologies , a book of 247 pages on the subject that goes to a lot of details.

Carefully all the tables and transport flows using such a system can prevent the theft of trucks, international terrorism, using trucks and streamline this important flow of our civilization. Think about it much in 2006.

The Satellite Truck Shut Off Technologies – Quick Ignition Switch

Recently, the American Association of trucks working with the Department of Homeland Security and more people in high-tech satellite field came up with a system where a GPS tracking unit that tracks trucks also have a link to the issuing office in the fuel oil and hazardous materials. This system links the dispatcher to take a quick switch to turn off the trucks by satellite technology to immediately disable a hijacked truck to prevent international terrorists trying to attack a building or a large infrastructure using the truck as a weapon.

Without doubt, a brilliant and hats off to the engineers, the associations of the trucking industry and the Department of Homeland Security to facilitate the incorporation of this technology to protect people from terrorism within our borders. However, if we consider the satellite systems as the “OnStar” system of General Motors, which can unlock the car from a satellite or even alert the authorities and first responders if the air bag deploys, it seems that such After this simple system for fast ignition off satellite could be used for other purposes too.

For example, if your car is stolen and the car is simply disabled, and the horn and flash the lights until someone honks the car or the reports until the authorities get to the car, while the thugs fled for fear of being arrested? Think about the things of this kind in 2006.

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