Concept meant to show new aerodynamics in truck design that will make them more fuel-efficient.
Mercedes-Benz truck division has created a new concept meant to improve the aerodynamics of long-haul trucks.
The "Aero Trailer" Concept comes with aerodynamic features that includes a front airdam, side trim panels and a rear diffuser. On the Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor there's also a tapered rear design that helps improve air flow.
Mercedes-Benz claims that a such a truck covering 150,000 km (93,200 miles) per year will save around 2,000 liters of diesel fuel (528 gallons) which translates into five tons of carbon dioxide that won't be emitted into the atmosphere.
The press release below has more details.