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User Info Bye-Bye Truckers....; entered at 2019-02-10 10:53:47
Posts: 2322
Registered: 2009-06-03 East of Sheol
I think this far away myself. The tech may work on a long stretch of road out through the middle of nowhere but once these things have to deal with human interaction it will melt down and fail.

Driving a truck is not simply about getting from here to there. It is about navigation of the sea of human stupidity and needs across the roadways.

I see a lot of potential for truckers increasing their driving rates to more than 10x just for the shorthaul. As long as this bottle neck exists these companies are vulnerable to such tactics. Yeah maybe they go and hire illegals or imported foreign flunkies cause "these are jobs trucks do not want."

How do those vehicles respond in human conditioned situations. It is bad enough for a rational human to navigate through road jams in contruction zones and through/around cities. Sometimes you have to be a little "aggressive" without being suicidal when other drivers refuse to cooperate.

Will laws now be passed that make it unlawful to inhibit merge of automated vechicles? Would most of the asses causing the probems on the roadways even care? I think not.

Once there are serious accidents that compounds the issues and people and other goods are delayed this will all come to screeching halt.

No one is going to care whose fault it was. Communities are going to remember it was an automated vehicle involved that caused my one hour commute to become constantly 5+ or longer or worse.

How are these vehicle going to respond to sitations like people speeding to get to hospitals and the like. Are they going to be road hogs? If they cause the death of person through the delay the owners should be charged with murder IMO.

You might replace the trivial aspects of the human being with a machine but you cant replace the reasoning and the soul of human being to deal with other humans.

This will be the real fail.
2019-02-10 10:53:47