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F1 engineer makes 'first flat-pack truck'

16 September 2016

Van.

The first flat-pack van can be assembled by non-experts in under 12 hours and travel 1,000km (620 miles) without filling up.

It's aimed at remote areas of, say Africa, where transporting food or equipment over difficult terrain is a problem.

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Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose. 1
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to explain how different disciplines have impacted on technological practice and explain why collaboration is important in technological developments that involve interdisciplinary work. 5

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Keywords: flat pack, transport, truck, characteristics of technology

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