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Trucks are different than cars. Autonomous autos have gained a lot of attention. At least 44% of Americans would like to let the computer drive. Adoption may be delayed as the autos must operate in cities and suburbs, very chaotic places, and the costs must be paid by individual drivers (though the rise of a new type of taxi may change that.) Trucking is different. Transportation companies are much more sensitive to costs, have the resources for initiation costs, and are more likely to operate between cities on very orderly highways. Drivers will still be required for monitoring, and taking control in unexpected circumstances, but the incentives are greater so the adoption may be sooner. Trucking is about to change.

“The World’s First Self-Driving Semi-Truck Hits The Road” – Wired

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