Autonomous Truck Update: Successful Autobahn Test of Platooned “Connect-Equipped” Mercedes Trucks | MishTalk
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Good article, and note that while the trucks have drivers today, they will not in the near future. Another change which will limit auto and truck interactions, is the long haul trucks will increasingly travel at night and only travel during daytime where there is low chance of auto truck interaction. This will allow truck platoons to be larger, and to be more efficient. We are facing a 10% reduction in fuel costs, and the loss of a significant number of human drivers will also drive down costs. This will have a significant deflationary effect on the economy, and lower demand for oil.
The self drive revolution will happen, there is nothing that can be done to stop it. Even the federal government attempting to regulate the revolution will be thwarted.