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The concept truck Stralis Glider is a laboratory on wheels, which was presented at the 63rd IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover. This project was the result of environmental studies, it offers a new concept of high-performance and environmentally friendly vehicle. The project was developed in cooperation with Fiat Develops Center. The team of researchers and specialists were founding an inspiration in one of the most perfect creations of nature - the eagle. This bird is a compromise between performance and economy of energy used. The Stralis Glider features 2m2 of photo-electric cells, which provide up to 2kW of energy, while a Rankine cycle heat exchanger converts waste exhaust heat into more storable energy. The recovered energy is stored in a high-energy storage unit where it can be used for the truck's "hotel" functions. This is claimed to shave 5% off fuel consumption. A Kinetic Energy Recovery System to capture energy wasted under braking saves another 10%. Advanced engine cooling and low rolling resistance tires complete the energy-saving measures.