Sunday, March 30, 2014

Walmart's New Truck Prototype Has Stunning Design


Some of the oh-so-typical big rigs we see everyday are taking a major turn for the better and the company leading the way in terms of innovation is Walmart. 

Some of the oh-so-typical big rigs we see everyday are taking a major turn for the better and the company leading the way in terms of innovation is Walmart. 

A concept truck was recently created with one specific goal in mind and that is to maximize fleet efficiency. The semi will in turn help Walmart become more environmentally sustainable as a corporation. 

As an added bonus, the appearance of the truck called WAVE is stunning and very modern. The cab can be described as a trendsetter with a convex nose and streamlined design. 

It combines the visual aspects of both a spaceship and a race car. The lucky driver of the futuristic truck will be seated right in the center of the cab instead of on the left side, which makes it comparable to a cockpit. 

The sleep compartment is situated right behind the driver's seat. The entire truck, including the trailer, is constructed of lightweight carbon-fiber. 

That makes the trailer about 4,000 pounds lighter than current standard ones. It allows for better fuel efficiency and the ability to carry additional freight. 

Walmart describes the WAVE vehicle as a 'one-of-a-kind prototype' that 'offers a whole package of firsts. The tractor has very advanced aerodynamics and is powered by a prototype advanced turbine-powered, range-extending series hybrid powertrain.' 

How do you like it?

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