Self driving Trucks

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Epal420, May 18, 2018.

  1. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Yes I know, but still funny lol I made a video about it, releasing in a few days for the summer youtube blockbuster season.
     
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  3. GoLowes48

    GoLowes48 Light Load Member

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    The big misconception people have is they think the trucks will be rolling down the highways by themselves. Way too many liability issues for that to happen. They will still need a driver for city driving, backing, etc. As mentioned before, it will be more like an auto-pilot feature. Forget about a robot driver, Kilroy.
     
  4. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    The lot lizard unions will never allow them to operate.
     
  5. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    You mean we got the lot lizards unioninzing now too, ####.
     
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  7. TRKFreighter

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    It is likely there will be no self driving trucks, instead there will be self driving trailers. The only need for a power unit is to pull the towing unit. It is eventual because the inefficiency with the current labor requirements to facilitate the movement of semi-trucks is too great and economic factors will influence the advent of autonomous driving technology. However, there will likely always be a need for a person to supervise the load through transit as leaving freight unattended does not seem to be an option. Freight supervising will be a profession unlikely to become obsolete and it is currently being occupied by the modern day truck driver because they are already tasked with the responsibility to supervise the load.
     
  8. GoLowes48

    GoLowes48 Light Load Member

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    Imagine a lot lizard robot. LOL!
     
  9. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Hahaha imagine when it shorts out while servicing a customer.
     
  10. GoLowes48

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    :toothy7::toothy7::toothy7::toothy7:
     
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