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Old August 5th, 2017, 03:53 PM   #181
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During the winter 2008/09 an Italian team tried to travel from North Cape to the Bering Strait with specially-equipped Iveco trucks, partly on roads and partly across frozen tundra, rivers and sea, for a total distance of about 10,000 km.
Unfortunately, they had to stop and return back to Norway before the Urals, as there was not enough ice to drive trucks safely above it.

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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old August 6th, 2017, 02:43 AM   #182
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Unfortunately, they had to stop and return
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