The Future of Trucks in Germany
Mercedes-Benz, known for their cars, also is known for their reliable trucks and vans. In the U.S., most big trucks and semis are not Mercedes, but American made, like Peterbilt and others However, MB has been making similar trucks for the European market for years and one sees few, if any, American diesels there.
MB is known for innovation and design and this is no different when it comes to semi trucks to haul goods. Recently, the future of truck design began appearing on German autobahns, basically, prototypes of what may become the norm. In a second, the obvious innovation is the 360-degree windshield wiper, which seems like a fantastic idea. The other interesting aspect is that the tires are smaller than even the current MB semi trucks. The other obvious impression is that the trucks look like alien insects or bugs. In a word, simply bizarre! It may actually scare oncoming drivers if they are under the influence of something, LOL.
These prototypes are certainly operational and are head turners wherever they show up in Germany!