Audi HMV Study Could Teach Tesla Semi A Thing Or Two About The Future

While this is just an unofficial Audi-themed rendering, we could easily see this semi hauling cargo well into the late 21st century.

Unlike passenger cars, semi trucks have developed at a much slower rate, which is why most of the ones you see on the motorways today aren’t fundamentally different from the ones that came out a couple of decades ago.

For example, a Peterbilt tractor head from the mid-1970s is still very similar to a mid-2010s model, and while the Tesla semi looks to bring a more streamlined cabin to the mix (not to mention new technologies), it’s still firmly grounded in early 21st century.

This Audi HMV Concept, on the other hand, is a whole different story. It’s what Optimum Prime should have looked like if he had any imagination, or if the character wasn’t based on a 1980s’ cartoon/toy line.

It was drawn up by designer Jeremy Dodd and features many sleek design elements that would normally belong way into the future. With the trailer attached, there are a total of five lighting units, three on the trailer and two on the semi, the latter nicely embedded into the rearwards part of the wheel arches.

If we had to guess, we’d say that such a truck would easily be powered by electric motors and be fully autonomous. We wouldn’t go as far as to say it will do away with a human behind the wheel, because then there will be no reason to build an actual driver cab or tractor head for that matter, as the trailer would pretty much drive itself.

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  • Eric

    Autobots! Roll…. ah, forget it.

    • fgclolz

      Was about to say, that looks Cybertronian.

  • Vaporware…

  • Alter Ego

    Batman commissioned Audi to build a BatTruck

  • MultiKdizzle

    Quattro? More like Otto.

  • RENAME THE SITE TO CRASHSCOOPS OR RENDERSCOOPS.

    • Six_Tymes

      lol

    • Bash

      Shut up, if you don’t like it, go somewhere else!

  • surfshop

    It looks cool, but is it practical…just looking at that trailer

  • S3XY

    “Have you seen their Truck?” *Laughter commences*

  • salamOOn

    again and again and again….. designed to look cool. but great design is about practicality and use in first place!

  • Six_Tymes

    yeah, it does look like a Autobot. looks cool and all, but wont happen, not any time soon thats for sure

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    It looks like bah weep granah weep nini bong is how yoy would greet this thing.

  • Autoexperte

    Is this a Lexus design concept ?

  • Alex

    Tesla has rolling hardware out right now. This here is nothing but a graphic. I am not sure whats to teach here.

  • Martin Giles

    Optimum Prime? Say what!!!! Fact checking goes a long way as does spell checking.

  • Enter Ranting

    “Audi HMV Study Could Teach Tesla Semi A Thing Or Two About The Future*”

    *Design has nothing to do with Audi.

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