Autonomous vehicles in trucking could usher in a new age of fast, inexpensive and convenient transportation, with impacts reverberating far beyond the confines of the trucking industry. As members of the workforce, public policy proponents, technology strategists and business leaders grapple with the technological, economic and cultural fall-out of self-driving trucks, what happens next could serve as a template for other fields influenced by AI.
This video balances the broader industry-based view with individual insights from the truckers grinding away daily to keep the whole system operating. Some welcome the changes to come while others think they can never be replaced by robot trucks. Self-driving vehicle technology promises immense power to improve long-haul trucking and the associated business supply chains, by increasing the speed, safety, efficiency and cost of how goods are currently shipped, hauled and delivered. But at what cost?.