Autonomous Paccar trucks hit the road with FedEx deliveries

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  1. Hollywoodsaint

    Hollywoodsaint Light Load Member

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    I didn't believe it but, PACCAR Chief Technology Officer John Rich says they are already hauling FedEx loads between Dallas and Houston.....driver-less.....and excitedly calling this "Transformational" ..by removing human drivers from the equation Screenshot_20210925-052920_Chrome.jpg
     
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  3. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Why is there still a driver inside?
     
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  4. streetglider

    streetglider Medium Load Member

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    Hope they have plenty of liability insurance.
     
  5. zinita17601

    zinita17601 Road Train Member

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    Wanna see it make a delivery from richmond va to boston ma going thru dc,baltimore,philly and nyc and its snowing.
     
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  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I wanna see it head up the Smasher on the Coquihalla in winter. I have doubts it'd make it much past the snowshed.
     
  7. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Wonder what the lidarr does to fuel mileage, doesnt look very aerodynamic
     
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  8. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Yet another press release that's lying. They claim it's level 4, but it's simply yet more of level 2.5, which has been in testing for around 10 years now.
    Wake me when they get to level 3, much less level 5 that's required for full self driving.
     
  9. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    They probably don't even care once the drivers pay is removed from the equation. I'm sure the babysitter pay isn't equal to what a driver would make.
     
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  10. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    I have one of these Paccar driverless trucks and I’m not liking it much

    It’s not designated as one but this truck will slam the breaks in construction zones when it thinks I’m leaving the road on a X over
    Will get scared of it’s own shadow and do the same thing

    And mine is a 2021

    I like a couple of the features but braking when I’m on the throttle is plain stupid
     
  11. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    To let it drive with me watching over it would cost a lot more than the 65cpm I’m getting now.
     
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