Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by Marco, Nov 17, 2013.
See driving lines on the track and the straight truck was the one that moved away
I'm still trying to figure out why they were driving backwards?
If it is real it's dumb.
It's real, and it ROCKS!
they were showing off there dynamic steering system. it's real , they did that hamster driving the big dump truck.
It is real, played backwards. Van Dam is a bad arse- and so are those trucks. I wish we saw new cab overs like that in the states.
Never mind the rodent, that Heidi don't look so bad just better keep a good supply of cant hook handles around.
I liked the music. The truck commercial is kind of soothing, real or not.
Its real and was also done in one take. Thats extremely impressive. Here is just one of many that did a article on the commercial.
You probably already knew this Ms. P, but that is a song the group "Enya" did a few years back. They did some other good ones, I took notice of them after some of the older "Pure Moods" CDs.
I'm in the real camp.
Not played backwards -- drivers are looking in their mirrors the whole time.
Why backwards? It's bad enough if your star falls 10' to the ground.
But the insurance company REALLY frowns if you then drive over him.
The Wall Street Journal link above says he was on safety lines (which I believe). I'll still say even with safety lines, it's safer to fall from the front of the trucks when they're moving backwards!
It appears as though the video is being played backwards. I wasn't there, and I haven't seen from any source (other than hearsay) that it was- but appears to be (but yes the drivers indicate otherwise).
It would be better for him to fall from those trucks moving in reverse, vs. forward. He would be a had lad if he fell off with those trucks moving forward, as he would have ended up under the rear tires.
if you dig , they are driving in rev on purpose to show how precise there steering system is.
That is what the article said too. What had me led otherwise, was the way the trailer reacted during that small turn (on the left). The trailer appeared to track with the direction of the steer, not the other way around.
we have cars that park themselves, so Volvo just took that concept and incorporated it into their trucks. backing up an 18 wheeler so perfectly that he could stand between them and do the splits like that without a flaw was impressive.
the commercial wanted to show how well their steering concept worked. gotta admit, it's a huge move forward for 18 wheelers.
Somebody in the comments section on youtube noticed his pants falling out of his shoes at 0:40 can't really reverse that
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