Did someone say automted trucks?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Dino soar, May 1, 2019.

  1. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    No they won't, the first year autonomous vehicles go mainstream in the US accidents are going to go way up, like a15% increase or better, I guarantee it.
     
  2. shogun

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    You can't compare a few hundred vehicles to millions, and especially a mining operation with plotted points, low speeds, and as controlled environment as possible to real world.
     
  3. TripleSix

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    Bet the military won’t do autonomous trucks.

    I just realized...if everything went autonomous, a glitch in the GPS system would kill millions.

    “Oh, eventually they will be foolproof!”

    Only a fool would think that.
     
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  4. JoeTruck

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    Like it or not we are heading to the future and the future is automated trucks. First they will be on the highway and we will drive local. After that we won't be needed.
     
  5. x1Heavy

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    I was told one time that a company I worked for was self insured for 250,000 cash before insurance kicked in. So if you got clobbered, it's potentially that much not to have a more expensive trial outcome and increase in rates.

    In the past when our vehicle got clobbered by gators and (Tread sections ripped off exploded tires) the company we would call after providing the information has always without fail been willing to wave a wad of money so I can go away.
     
  6. The Gels

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    They use GPS for navigation, but not for lane changing, stopping, etc. If the GPS went out, the vehicle would likely use cell tower triangulation, or just pull to the side and stop.
     
  7. TripleSix

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    Of course. Never an issues with cell towers anymore, is there?
     
  8. The Gels

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    I mean, I'm just putting a scenario. The likely thing is it will just pull over with no directions on where to go. Even our military drones have fail safes built into them for losing signal. The smaller ones are supposed to just crash into the ground so you can recover them, the bigger ones are supposed to just return to base. Note that even that doesn't always work. We launched our little drone in Afghanistan, it lost signal, and just kept flying off into sunset, never to be seen again.

    I'm pretty sure it downloads a route, regardless. As I said, it doesn't use the GPS or Cell Tower triangulation to actually drive, that is just directions on where to go. It uses a bunch of cameras and lasers to actually safely drive.
     
  9. magoo68

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    Pull over ?? More than likely hard brake in a travel lane if it doesn’t know where it’s going
     
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  10. The Gels

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    I'd hope they are making them smarter than regular human drivers and they wouldn't do this.
     
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