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User Info Bye-Bye Truckers....; entered at 2019-02-10 13:07:32
Posts: 925
Registered: 2017-06-27 The People's Republic of New York
once everyone gets some experience with the idea, there could be lanes marked for the software to identify and cluster the robot trucks there. predictability has its advantages. eventually the major routes could have a form of lock-on where the truck follows beacons in the road or guardrail. the nice thing about this system is that a low-tech investment passenger car or bus (bye bye short route airlines) can join the special lane since all vehicles there play nice. we might still see that certified truckers ride in the vehicle as a sort of security and for unexpected situations, perhaps refueling tasks. fatigue would be over as a normal sleep and eat cycle is possible with most of the grunt work being done.

my vote is that for this to have a chance of working the roadway must have a standardized way of interacting with the vehicle. the margins for success go way up doing it this way and the potential computer inadequacies go down.

as for non-interstate roads and local traffic, no way this works for a very long time if ever.
2019-02-10 13:07:32