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I'm actually all for self driving trucks. I read that it will save thousands of lives.
originally posted by: Edumakated
originally posted by: Joefoster
a reply to: JAGStorm
Yes, truck drivers should be worried, consumers should cheer, with the reduction in shipping costs via autonomous vehicles will be a direct cost savings that could be passed onto the consumer.
Yeah, consumers love saving that 50 cents until it is their job that is being eliminated to lower costs... it is a vicious circle.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Automation will take all of the jobs. How are people going to buy anything if nobody is working? Automation will collapse our economy, people need money to spend it. Businesses need people to buy their products or services to profit, if people have no money the businesses will go out of business. We are on the wrong path. Just think of the economic impact of losing truckdrivers will be, how many restaurants and motels will become unprofitable?
I do not think I would want to be driving on a road with a self driving semi on it during a very strong wind condition weather event, or on a highway that is slush covered or icy, the ability to reason in a skid is important, how many experienced truck drivers avoided accidents by having experience in handling the rigs.
originally posted by: xuenchen
How does a self driving truck fill the fuel tank at a self serve fuel pump ? 😧