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Old September 8th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #21801
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Old September 8th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #21802
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If you have nothing else to do, this American trucker set up a website with real-time tracking (GPS) and real time 10s-interval camera spanshots of his trips http://bigrigtravels.net/broadcastpagewide.html
I assume (and hope) he's not taking the pictures manually. What I'd like to know is, how do you do that? 'Cause I'd like to start contributing trip pix to this forum but have no idea how to set that up.
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Old September 8th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #21803
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I assume (and hope) he's not taking the pictures manually. What I'd like to know is, how do you do that? 'Cause I'd like to start contributing trip pix to this forum but have no idea how to set that up.
Oh, no.

He has equipment installed on his truck. A GPS tracker (there is a link on his webpage). He also probably have a decoder that sends images and videos with a cellphone connection, which is why he can broadcast pics and even videos (but the latter only on areas likely served with very good cell phone).

He essentially made his truck monitoring system public and put it on a website (fleet companies normally can have this info and this equip).
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Old September 8th, 2013, 11:07 PM   #21804
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There are a lot of storm chasers that are streaming live during severe weather outbreaks on the plains. You can see some highway driving in the hours before the storms, mostly the midwestern states.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 12:32 AM   #21805
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If you have nothing else to do, this American trucker set up a website with real-time tracking (GPS) and real time 10s-interval camera spanshots of his trips http://bigrigtravels.net/broadcastpagewide.html
Nice! Bookmarked . Apparently he is now on westbound I-70 in Western Colorado.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 02:06 AM   #21806
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There are a lot of storm chasers that are streaming live during severe weather outbreaks on the plains. You can see some highway driving in the hours before the storms, mostly the midwestern states.
So is it a webcam they have, and that this trucker has? I was interested in the idea of being able to just set a camera to take photos every ten seconds (or minute, or whatever...) that you can look through later for good ones, so you can focus on driving.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 06:46 PM   #21807
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Nice! Bookmarked . Apparently he is now on westbound I-70 in Western Colorado.
at around 21h CET he should be passing through Las Vegas
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Old September 9th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #21808
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Certainly, there is an app for such purpose. All you need is an internet connection and working camera. To get more precise results, GPS is recommend to attach geotags on every shot image.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #21809
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at around 21h CET he should be passing through Las Vegas
I watched Big Rig Steve last night from West of Grand Junction to the CO/UT border (it was already 00:30 here when he made there), and then today from Richfield UT, where he spent last night (already morning here), to the Clear Creek Canyon. Anyway, in 3/4 of hour he will be in Las Vegas. I have estimated that he will arrive to Rancho Cucamonga CA by 04:00 CEST.

Edit: Huh, he has taken exit 75 (off NV I-15) to Crystal. Time for a rest, I guess.

Edit2: Yup, a rest. Apparently he is having some issues with livestream: http://blog.18wheelsacrossamerica.net/ustream/.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 11:28 PM   #21810
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For Scandnavian folk: what's the exact explanation of this?
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Old September 10th, 2013, 02:21 AM   #21811
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For Scandnavian folk: what's the exact explanation of this?
We are very secular societies, and religion is a very personal thing that is kept out of discussions most of the time. Using religion as an excuse for something, or as a political platform, etc is very hard to do here and won't be looked upon very positively.

Last time I checked the statistic, here in Sweden regular church attendence (Sunday services) are down to about 1 % of the population. For the US I would estimate the same statistic as being well over 40 %...
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We are very secular societies, and religion is a very personal thing that is kept out of discussions most of the time. Using religion as an excuse for something, or as a political platform, etc is very hard to do here and won't be looked upon very positively.

Last time I checked the statistic, here in Sweden regular church attendence (Sunday services) are down to about 1 % of the population. For the US I would estimate the same statistic as being well over 40 %...
But I didn't understand why almost all Nordics are enthusiast about the USA but the Finns aren't.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 11:27 AM   #21813
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Last year this bridge collapsed during a flooding.

Now I found on Facebook a scary pic taken by a driver an istant before.

He probably had to change his pants once at home.

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Old September 10th, 2013, 11:28 AM   #21814
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Anyone knows on which highway(s) these 2 photos were taken (AT and/ CZ) ?


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Old September 10th, 2013, 11:50 AM   #21815
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The second one it's obviously there: https://maps.google.it/maps?q=Pr%C5%...321.37,,0,0.19

The first one can be pretty anywhere.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 12:22 PM   #21816
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^ That first one is either in Austria or in the Czech Republic (since his trip [so far] includes only those 2) .
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Old September 10th, 2013, 12:34 PM   #21817
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^ According to crash barrier condition, the first one is rather from Czech republic.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #21818
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Meanwhile in Eraclea, Veneto
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Old September 10th, 2013, 03:08 PM   #21819
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How did the car drive around with that surfboard?
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Old September 10th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #21820
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I guess with 4 wheels and a driver
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