This anti-rollover semi-truck system aims to protect drivers from dangerously high winds

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Semi-trucks are the fuel line of our economic structure, transporting goods to and from retailers and manufacturers all around the world. Operators of these massive vehicles often come face-to-face with nature’s wrath, more specifically, high winds. Axicle Engineering developed an anti-rollover fifth wheel system designed to prevent semi-truck operators from fully rolling over due to these high winds. The Tractor Anti Rollover System (TARS) would keep the driver and truck

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on the road while it unlatches and detaches the trailer when met with an “unrecoverable rollover condition.” Axicle claims a 99.99% accuracy with the help of its algorithm and sensors. Currently, TARS is designed for class-8 trucks. Earlier this year, Axicle used a Boeing 777 to test out its TARS system by using the jet engines to knock down the semi-truck and its load. The system worked just as promised, keeping the truck upright while the trailer was tipped over. If you’re a semi-truck driver, what do you think of this technology? Let us know in the comments.

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