Thanks to a recent agreement between the UK's Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) and The Technology Team (TTT), some of the technologically-advanced lightweight materials, like carbon fiber, from race cars may soon make the move to Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs, also known as Large Goods Vehicles), i.e., delivery trucks. The latter name might be the better of the two as these heavy trucks get not-so-heavy.
According to Just-Auto (subs req'd), MIRA and TTT will be exploring new tractor and trailer designs using the lightweight materials. MIRA told Just-Auto that, "This exciting development could deliver lower emissions, higher fuel economy and greater potential for heavy cargo. The move would actually reduce the number of lorries on the road ...easing congestion."
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