US truck manufacturing giant Peterbilt has used CES 2024 to showcase the latest version of their SuperTruck II. Peterbilt says that the “innovative, aerodynamic shape with a center drive position that improves overall visibility” and that “cameras in place of mirrors and custom tires and wheels” reduces drag and improves the range of the mild hybrid powertrain. 

The most striking aspect of the design is the centre driving position but it makes a lot of sense. From this centre position the driver has a great view and it allows for a narrower and more aerodynamic cab design. 

Lots of similarities there to the Tesla Semi with the driving position and low raked skirts and trim for aerodynamics.

It is almost certain that this will be the future of truck design. 

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