Autonomous Trucks Will Roll in Slow [Commentary]

Autonomous Trucks Will Roll in Slow [Commentary]

Autonomous truck are coming, but not fast, despite what some headlines promise. A headline might sing like a canary, yet not deliver on its promise. As I write this, there’s a headline popping up all over the place. It varies by news outlet, but typically reads like this one penned by Crain’s Detroit Business: “Robot truckers could replace 500,000 U.S. jobs, UM study finds.”

A siren song. Except that everyone in trucking knows there won’t be “robot truckers” outside of Hollywood for some time to come. Then there’s the conjecture that these machines could make a half-million jobs vanish. But […]

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