TITLE

Heavyweight answer

AUTHOR(S)
Excell, Jon
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);10/8/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7661, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that Piper Design Co., of London, England, has developed a system that is claimed to dramatically improve fuel efficiency. The technology, called fuel saving aerodynamics, is a carefully designed kit that can be retrofitted to truck cabs and trailers to improve aerodynamic performance. Piper's managing director John Piper explained that following studies of the aerodynamic behaviour of trucks on the road, his engineers realised there was plenty of scope for improved design. Piper said that when he showed them the results, truck manufacturers initially reacted with disbelief. Piper said that his company is now talking to a number of British logistics firms and retailers and is happy to both license the technology to manufacturers as well as sell and manufacture kits in-house.
ACCESSION #
14781404

 

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