Sweden-based truck maker Scania has created world's largest clock with a team of 90 drivers in 14 trucks. They drove the trucks for 24 hours. The company's aim was to demonstrate Scania's latest on-board telematics system.
The Marketing head of Scania, Staffan Arvas said, "Trucks are huge, powerful machines, but they're also intricately designed, refined instruments. Just like watches. Each truck had to be optimised for its specific task in the clock, and real-time monitoring and analysis through our connected services made the whole operation possible."
Scania used its S-Series semi-trucks which were recently introduced to the Scania range. 90 drivers were used for the stunt and those in the second hand had to drive constantly at exactly the right speed.
The truck at the outer edge of the second hand had to maintain a speed of 53 km/h, while the innermost truck only needed to do 13 km/h.
Elin Engstrom, one of the drivers said, "The most demanding challenge in long haulage is precision and punctuality. The clock was the ultimate test of staying in your line, maintaining your speed and keeping track of every second for 24 hours straight. All the drivers had to be in perfect sync and precision was the key to achieving this."
The trucks were monitored remotely via the telematics system.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video also, which gives a good idea about how hard it was to achieve this astonishing stunt.