NASA Creates Peterbilt-Plane Mashup

Peterbilt Plane Mashup

This video lets you get a closer look at a new project by NASA. This Peterbilt is equipped with a 30-foot airplane wing outfitted with 18 electric motors which NASA scientists are using to test more fuel-efficient aviation technologies.

Researchers have been driving the truck at speeds of over 70 m.p.h. to gather data on lift, aerodynamic performance, and efficiency.

You can learn more about the project in the New York Times. You can also get a look at the Pete-Plane in action in the video below.

Sources:
The New York Times