Basic Utility Vehicle

From Timbuktu Chronicles Wed Dec 5 2012, 11:00:00

In E4C from the annals of tropicalised transportation,Low-cost, heavy-duty farm truck prototypes:

If farmers in the west central African nation of Cameroon were to design a truck it might look something like this. A three-wheeled flatbed truck that bears the pragmatic name of Basic Utility Vehicle hauls loads on rough roads between farms, homes, wells and markets in rural Cameroon. In the near future, the BUV could also take on attachments that convert the vehicle into other useful tools such as a water pump or an agricultural food processor. The BUV is so suited to the regions because the Cameroonians did have a hand in its design. Students from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, put their heads together with farmers from Bangang, Cameroon to create the vehicle [See also: Cameroonian tinkerers get schooled in DIY hydropower]. Now in its third prototype, the BUV meets parameters that the farmers set out. It handles rugged roads and heavy loads like water, produce, construction materials, fertilizer and people. It's also affordable, ...

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   Mass Protests and Mobilization Swept Continent - Amnesty Annual Report (news)
Amnesty International
22 February 2017

Mass protests, movements, and mobilization – often articulated and organized through social media – swept the continent in 2016. Protesters and human rights defenders repeatedly found ... [read more]

South Africa:   Court Orders Govt to Withdraw ICC Decision (news)
News24Wire
22 February 2017

The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was unconstitutional and invalid. Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo said ... [read more]

Zimbabwe:   I Don't Want Party With Thieves - Mugabe (news)
The Herald
22 February 2017

President Mugabe says he has the will to tackle corruption by bigwigs, but punishment will only be meted on those found guilty after thorough investigations. He said the relevant Government arms were ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!