Trucks brings to attention the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS for short), which is General Motors' hydrogen-powered electric platform with autonomous capabilities, offering a standardised chassis that can be arranged for a variety of roles.
Some of the benefits of Hydrotec include quiet and odor-free operation, high instantaneous torque and quick refueling. Like the ZH2, it is also capable of providing an exportable power source and generating water.
SURUS is designed to assist in “some of the toughest transportation challenges” such as natural disasters and global conflicts, according to GM. It will also have autonomous capabilities that could allow multiple SURUS vehicles to operate in a digitally-tethered platoon, or convoy.
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|"Making curved cars wasn't an entirely novel idea — it had just largely gone out of fashion."|
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|“Imagine having to turn off the self-driving abilities just to make it to your destination.”|
|“How do you communicate wirelessly with WiFi using only plastic?”|
|“Tesla's Model S has outsold traditional high-end models from established European brands.”|
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|“A modern trade route between Asia and Europe is under construction.”|
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|“There are over a billion people who have no access to energy what-so-ever.”|
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|“We estimate the dynamical lifetime of the Tesla to be a few tens of millions of years.”|
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|“We are considering public transport free of charge in order to reduce the number of private cars.”|
|"Automation will disrupt millions of Canadian jobs, not far in the future, but in the next dozen years."|