Hello, this is automotive related only, but may be interesting to you and readers: I see, on tv, a (simulated) occurance, where a small van drives up behind a large semi-trailer, the rear doors open, and the van neatly drives up into the large trailers interior. In real life, I think this would be very difficult to perform. If the semi was traveling even as slow as 40 mph, it would be moving at 60 feet per second and the instant that the entering vehicles rear wheels gained traction on the trailer’s floor, it would be traveling at some 60 feet per second. The driver would only have about 1/2 second to bring his van to a stop before it ran out of room inside the trailer, wrecking itself. Am I correct in this thinking?
It was tested in real life by the Mythbusters. You are not correct in your thinking. It is quite possible. Watch here.
Arg! Mustangman, you beat me to it by 45 seconds.