Posts Tagged ‘trucking’

Electric Trucks on the eHighway

January 2, 2023

In the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, battery-powered trucks get recharged while they’re rolling down eHighway truck lanes, using the century-old technology of catenary wires and pantographs. Tom Scott explains.

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Warning Sign

May 28, 2021

A truck ignores alerts that it’s too tall to enter the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, so an automated system has to project a giant stop sign onto a curtain of water to get the truckie’s attention. Crikey, mate.

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Merle Hazard sings of self-driving trucks.

October 25, 2018

A trucking song for the information age, written by Tom Rutledge and economist Jon Shayne, performed by Merle Hazard (“moral hazard” meets Merle Haggard, get it?). Ol’ Merle is accompanied by Trey Hensley and Rob Ickes (guitar and dobro), Alison Brown (banjo), Andrea Zonn (backing vocals), and Larry Atamanuik (drums).

Animation by Matt Emigh of NPT;  illustrations by Susan Eaddy. Music produced by Alison Brown.

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