But whether they re shipped or produced and con sumed locally the obvious disadvantage of all goods is that at some point in time they ll have to be disposed of at the end of their useful life So the quantity of garbage can be expected to increase in parallel with the goods delivered How to get a handle on it Maybe someday with a vacuum tube system similar to the one that has been tested since 2014 in Kalasatama a new district in Finland s capital Helsinki For the time being though people living in cities would already benefi t from less rumbling rattling and roaring when the garbage truck visits their street at 6 o clock in the morning Truckmaker Volvo recently deployed the fi rst electric garbage truck to Hamburg for a test run Even the previous mechanical and hydraulic systems for collecting and compacting the city s waste are operated electrically and thus reduce noise Okay it s just a vehicle for now but aft er all ev ery future once started as a humble present and the next iterations are already appearing on the horizon in this area as well autonomously acting and connected THE AUTHOR Marcus Efler is a graduate of the Axel Springer School of Journalism His pro fessional career includes stints as chief reporter at AutoBild and head of the Sports Auto department of the news magazine Focus Today he runs his own editorial offi ce and preferably writes about topics relating to new mobil ity For this issue of tomorrow he also conducted the interview with Daimler futurist Marianne Reeb page 104 garbage vehicles that are systemically deployed when the trash containers have reached a specifi ed fi ll level ideally at night when the streets are empty There are many conceivable solutions it s not for nothing that the word logistics is derived from the Greek logistikós which means reasoner SCHAEFFLER BIO HYBRID CARGO 200 kg 441 lbs payload 1 000 l 35 3 cu ft cargo volume 400 kg 882 lbs gross vehicle weight Electrically assisted driving up to 25 km h 15 5 mph up to 45 km h 28 mph depending on national regulations Drive off assistance boost 50 100 km 31 to 62 mi range Reverse gear electric outlook 103

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