Do you think this will pass?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Doealex, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Doealex

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  2. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    They can legislate "driverless trucks" all they want, but practical applications are still years away. And just because they can doesn't mean they will.
     
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    The bill is requiring among other things that the "driver" of the driverless truck be trained in the operations of an autonomous vehicle. I have a better idea. Make it an endorsement. That should be nearly impossible, since there are no such vehicles available to take the test in. @buzzarddriver is very right, the application is years, maybe decades or more away.
    After all, I am still waiting for my flying car, the one that has been promised on the cover of Popular Mechanics magazine since the 1940's.
     
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  4. sevenmph

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    It doesn't matter. When autonomous is main stream years from now they will be allowed everywhere. The feds will threaten to withhold road funding to any state that doesn't allow them. They have used this tactic before, I'm sure they'll use it again.
     
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  5. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Or as the Tim Wilson song says, "where in the #*@$ is my jetpack?"
     
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  6. buzzarddriver

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    When all the jobs are gone, who will buy the stuff the robots make?
     
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  7. KANSAS TRANSIT

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    You know, I never would of even thought this way 5 years ago, much less put it in print,,,,but at this point I don't know if I would feel safer with some of the so called drivers we have on the roads these days, or with a self driving truck, throw the 18 year old eligible CDL into the mix and it becomes a very difficult decision,,,,,,
     
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    I think a lot of people underestimate the younger folks. Its aptitude and attitude moreso than age IMO. Hate to say it but a lot of my teenage friends back in the day could have easily outdriven the average hack of today. Hell I knew how to throw iron before I could drive a car lol.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not so much ragging on young folks in general, but there are just SO MANY bad habits out there today, esp. with 4 wheelers, and in most cases that is who is teaching these young-ins to drive, there just seems to be a very limited amount of common sense and almost no courtesy?
     
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