Daimler Truck North America’s SuperTruck II project, which doubled the freight efficiency of the baseline 2009 Freightliner Cascadia, was revealed during Manifest 2023 in Las Vegas on Jan. 31.
DTNA’s SuperTruck II efforts focused on components and systems with real-world applicability; technology that could be more easily integrated into near-future generations of an over-the-road truck. Engineers and designers achieved a 12% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency, a 5.7% reduction in fuel consumption, and a 12% reduction in tractor rolling resistance. Here’s how they did it.
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