Scania's hoverboard-like modular electric axles transport people by day, garbage by night

Scania replaces that inefficient system by pulling commercial vehicles off roads during commute hours. Instead, its single drive unit powers different vehicle bodies – “functional modules,” in Scania parlance – during different times of day. In its particular vision, the independent front and rear drive axles pair with bus, delivery truck and recycling truck bodies, but it’s not hard to see how the system could be applied to other vehicle types.

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