The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs

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  1. FLYMIKEXL

    FLYMIKEXL Medium Load Member

    #### the automated trucks where is my floating hoverboard!!!! And the flying cars??? and the jacket with the built in dryer so if I fell in water I'd be dry in minutes?
     
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  3. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    Prime Drivers, don't believe that. Please.
     
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  4. rpad139

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    The ripple effect would be negative if trucks were automated. Truckers spend money on food, movies, casinos, drinks, souvenirs, gadgets, etc....

    Might as well just let robots take over the world. Whatever happened to the beauty of human interaction that a robot can never replace.
    I would rather have my freight delivered by a driver that can brighten up my day with a funny joke or story. Unfortunately that is a rare thing to see these days with all the stress out there in the world.
     
  5. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    There's a place we go that has automated fork lifts. They use them to stage the loads and put them on the racks. Manually operated ones are used to put the load on the truck and take it off.

    Not sure if the automated ones could actually load a truck or not but they operate in a very controlled environment.
     
  6. truckthatpassesyouby

    truckthatpassesyouby Road Train Member

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  7. rpad139

    rpad139 Heavy Load Member

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    Yes can't forget about those hookers, booze, coke, and burritos. If anyone would like to add MEANINGFUL items to the list please feel free to do so.:p
     
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  8. truckthatpassesyouby

    truckthatpassesyouby Road Train Member

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    Ok I heard in a documentary that truck makers are interested in the autonomous technology because of the connectivity features they could use that would create a network amongst trucks to help increase fuel efficiency by platooning, reduce traffic by cooperatively sharing traffic movement and redirecting fleets on the fly, and by reducing the risk of accidents by removing problem drivers.
     
  9. LGarrison

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    I just wonder why he posted the same thing 3 times
     
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  10. Dominick253

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    Can't wait. Then I can work on finding a better job... Or become a homeless bum.
     
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  11. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    "Be afraid! Be very afraid!!!!!!"
     
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