The futuristic safety reason behind why UPS electric trucks are so adorable
US delivery service UPS announced this week that it partnered with UK-based technology company Arrival to roll out a “pilot fleet” of 35 new electric trucks. But what has captured many people’s attention isn’t the new technology—it’s how cute the trucks look.
But the adorable design isn’t just about a more futuristic and palatable aesthetic — it’s a safety feature. The curved edges give truck drivers a wider field of vision that allows them to have a better awareness of cyclists and pedestrians. This is part of the Arrival’s focus on equipping the new vehicle with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that improve safety and reduce driver fatigue.
they have a zero tailpipe emission, and a battery range of more than 150 miles (240 kilometers).
|The futuristic safety reason behind why UPS electric trucks are so adorable
It's all about safety.