It is 2014 and the machines have not taken over…yet. The newest, most technologically advanced series from H2™, Rise of the Machines, reveals how the inventions behind the world’s most extreme machines have enabled them to evolve beyond humanity’s wildest imagination. This visually stunning series uses mind-blowing CGI animations to reveal the extraordinary engineering at the heart of the world’s most extreme machines. From the world’s biggest mega truck to the world’s fastest train to a revolutionary heavy lift ship, ground breaking CGI animation explodes the machines apart to reveal the ingenious inventions hidden under their skin that enables the teams who drive, fly and sail them to be at the top of their game. This series takes us inside these machines in close up detail and explores what helps these elite ships, trucks, trains and aircrafts rise above all others.
Stunning CGI animation explodes open one of the world's toughest piste bashers–the Pisten Bully 600W Polar–to reveal the extraordinary technology that it depends on to shift thousands of ton of snow across perilous mountain terrain. At the wheel of the Ice Crawler, driver Steve Dewar is on a high stakes mission at Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort, British Columbia. Together, Steve and his 500-horsepower Ice Crawler have just five days to clear 8000 acres of ski runs of hazardous ice, rocks and avalanche-prone snow drifts in time for the resort's big opening weekend in January. Exploring its engineering breakthroughs will reveal surprising secrets behind how the technology evolved.