Autonomous-truck developer bites the dust

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  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    ...and its gone.

    Whats really interesting is that I have no interest in driving a real tractor trailer from a office desk with bosses over my shoulder.

    I can see it now going into tornado season, a big old twister takes out the local transformer and takes us all off line leaving 50 robot trucks at 70 mph and not under control anymore. Yea uh huh.
     
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  2. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Light Load Member

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    I talked to these people many times about a job. Their pay was fair, trucks were at 69 which is decent. But their home time just didn't work for me. They also didn't own any trucks they leased everything.
     
  3. Doealex

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    There are some interesting comments on the bottom of the article, including the comment of their former employee. Proves proverbial money talks, and BS walks theory.:eek::D:(
    And to prove Buffet’s “there’s a sucker born every day”, here’s a new company with new investors to develop autonomous trucking .Einride to hire remote truck operators, plans U.S. launch - FreightWaves
     
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  4. Studebaker Hawk

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    The twin ideas of getting trucks to run on batteries with no drivers at the wheel are the holy grail of trucking management. They hate both.
    Lots of spilled ink in the MSM about these ideas. In trucking and in the automotive arena. Neither has any basis in reality, but the journalism majors that are cranking this stuff out keep on passing on press releases from these dreamers, the worst of them of course is Mr. Musk himself.
     
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  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I agree. No employees are so loathed as truckers.
     
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