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High Tech Trucks

52' (ENG), 45' (GER)
500 horsepower and a weight over 40 tons – to control and steer the mass of an colossal truck is not an easy task!

Nowadays, new high-tech trucks roam the highways boasting precise drivability, energy efficiency and all-round safety. Our documentary addresses the safety issues of truck driving and shows the development and construction of a new truck. We will journey through exciting glimpses inside the Swedish design-lab, the first home of the trucks and test their safety with spectacular crash tests.

Imagine driving along the smooth slope of the highway. Car in cruise control with the landscape just flashing by as you make your way to your destination. Then out of nowhere comes a massive, slow truck. In this moment, everything changes! Research has showed that for every dead truck driver there are nine fatally injured passengers. Why is this so?

The intimidating size and the restrictive speed of trucks have been the star of many drivers’ nightmare. But these, when coupled with the propensity for human error, are worse than the monster in any closet. To our relief, high-tech trucks are now in transit with filed technology and more than 500 HP. But it’s not just about speed; it is all about driving with the highest precision and energy efficiency! Truck manufacturers are now focusing on the safety features of trucks by creating smarter vehicles that are able to reduce human error. Nowadays new high-tech trucks roam the highways: highly precise drivability, energy efficient and getting safer every day – all over the world technicians and scientist work to make that happen.

Our documentary addresses the safety issues of truck driving and shows the development and construction of a new truck with lots of innovations, including exciting glimpses inside the Swedish design-lab and spectacular crash tests that show how safe modern trucks really are!

 

 

Original Title: High Tech Trucks
Year: 2016
Length: 52' (ENG), 45' (GER)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Wilfried Große-Berg
Produced by: Infokontor, n-tv

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