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Old 02-18-2014, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Future aero walmart trucks

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Old 02-18-2014, 11:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice find! For the Lazy:
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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this is actually really cool, I just don't want to know how much one of those trucks costs when it's brand new!
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Awesome despite most of the air resistance being drag at the rear end of truck which I don't see being addressed.

The design is beautiful though.

The semi-truck design I've worked on for fun over the years looks somewhat similar. It however lacks the center seating position and has a middle neck part where twin radiators sit.

I'm not sure how the micro turbine of the Walmart truck regulates it's engine heat. There might be air drawn up from the road like a Corvette, I don't see that part yet.

While looking for more information I found this ECS design which is closer to my own concept.

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I thought turbines were fuel thirsty, has there been a recent break-through in this department which I'm not aware of?

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I read somewhere that after years of exporting jobs/work Walmart is bring some jobs back here for a change. I wonder the root cause for all of then sudden progressiveness. Did some old person step down form power in the last couple of years?
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We had discussed Walmart's plan before on here. The truck is interesting, although are the trucks going into production with all of those windows? I guess that it is okay, if they are tinted.
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While looking for more information I found this ECS design which is closer to my own concept.

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Nice how they start with the BulletTruck. I also like the Peterbuilt Sentinal, although it does not seem as advanced. Four of the rest are still CGI, though, and the Freightliner does not seem that impressive. I watched the video, but without the sound, because people bother me.
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I'd hate to be stopped behind one of those at a light, look out for rollbacks. Sorry, had to. This should be where the most research is done due to the huge quantities of fuel truck use as a whole. The down side is, if fuel costs go down too much, there goes whats left of train market.
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I'd hate to be stopped behind one of those at a light, look out for rollbacks. Sorry, had to. This should be where the most research is done due to the huge quantities of fuel truck use as a whole. The down side is, if fuel costs go down too much, there goes whats left of train market.
Even if you decreased the fuel costs of tractor-trailers, you'd still have to worry about the congestion of all the rigs on the roads. Intermodal traffic is booming on railroads right now not only due to fuel costs but because some roads are getting too congested to efficiently move freight.

And then, railroads are always looking for whatever ways they can to be more fuel efficient as well.

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