This Gigantic Working Clock Is Actually a Fleet of Lorries Driving in Circles

By Andrew Liszewski on at

To maximise profit, tractor trailers need to stay on the road for as long as possible. So to show off the performance and reliability of its vehicles, lorry-maker Scania had 14 of its vehicles, manned by 90 drivers working around the clock, circle an empty airport for 24 hours straight to create a gigantic real-time clock when viewed from the air.

A YouTube livestream of the stunt has been running non-stop for the past 22 hours, with the lorries occasionally losing a few seconds here and there, but always remaining in perfect formation. Is it the most accurate way to tell the time? Probably not. But the next time I’m shopping for a tractor-trailer because I want to create a giant Rolex watch in the desert, you better believe my first stop will be the Scania store at my local mall. [Scania via Cool Hunting]