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Freightliner is stealing the spotlight at this week's Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky with a new truck concept. The Revolution Innovation is aimed squarely at reimagining the face commercial trucking. With innovations like a more aerodynamic body, cold-rolled aluminum frame that's 200 pounds lighter than its steel equivalent, low-slung engine placement and an intelligent rear axle that can automatically switch between four and six-wheel drive as needed, the concept is more fuel efficient while retaining plenty of functionality.

Designers looked at how most drivers use their rigs, and determined that most of the time, there's only one occupant in the cab. To that end, they scrapped the passenger door in favor of a more efficient work station and a rest area. There's even an innovative rear door between the cab and trailer. A new gauge cluster and cell-connected center console both add extra layers of functionality as well.

Outside, clever use of LED lighting and low-drag cameras replace traditional design elements. Despite its concept looks, the Revolution Innovation is a fully operational truck. Hit the jump to check out the full video for yourself and peruse the gallery for more.Continue reading Freightliner's awesome new Revolution Innovation is a future rig done right [w/video]

Freightliner's awesome new Revolution Innovation is a future rig done right [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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