Friday, February 18, 2011

More transportation industry contacts

As a part of our effort to establish and strengthen connections with the transportation industry, we have paid a visit this week to Danish Transport and Logistics Association in Denmark and also to Scania in Sweden. If we are to ever produce truck simulation games truly worthy of using the term simulation, we had better start learning from the guys who are in this for real!

The trip was very inspiring; it may be one of many small steps still ahead of us, but we are firmly on the road now. We are committed to continually improving our understanding of what it takes to drive a truck, and to manage a transportation company with a fleet of trucks. The more we learn, the more we see that we need to learn far more!

We are really grateful for your feedback on this blog with your tips for improvements. Hearing your positive comments is certainly heart-warming, but your intelligent analysis is extremely useful and often humbling. Big thanks to Katixa and his tips on mirrors, and also thanks to many others who recently spent their time pointing out problems and suggesting fixes. Obviously many of you know considerably more about trucking than we do! So please have patience with us, hopefully Euro Truck Simulator 2 is still only a beginning of a strong line of vehicle simulation projects developed by SCS Software in the future.

Below you can find a few pictures taken in Sweden, perhaps you will appreciate the rare opportunity to look behind the scenes, too. The following images are from Scania truck assembly plant in Södertälje, taken first few in their nice museum area and finally from the actual assembly line. It is incredible to witness a truck built from so many thousands parts to come to life in only a few hours! A larger gallery of photos will be posted soon on our facebook page, too.