If automation is already messing with our economy and our politics, just wait until self-driving trucks arrive

Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the nation’s 1.7 million truck drivers? [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


We will probably find out in the next few years, because multiple companies are now testing self-driving trucks.
Although many technical problems are still unresolved, proponents claim that self-driving trucks will be safer and less costly.
At first glance, the opportunities and challenges posed by self-driving trucks might seem to merely echo those associated with self-driving cars.
And perhaps most important, if self-driving trucks do take hold, they figure to be more controversial than self-driving cars.
Self-Driving Trucks Breakthrough Long-haul trucks that drive themselves for extended stretches on highways.

Opinion… * Man-Made


Self-Driving Trucks – without a human at the wheel – will soon barrel onto highways near you. #Mobility #Trend

Source: Mit Technology Review