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Old 04-30-2016, 03:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Trucker joke?

Most importantly will driverless trucks look like these ones?


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Old 04-30-2016, 05:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I would hope they always stay to the right unless passing.
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I would hope they always stay to the right unless passing.
I don't! Trying to get on the highway with 26 rigs blocking me. Or trying to get off the highway, and stuck doing 45 for a mile and a half at the end.
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Every comment that I have read about people driving under the speed limit stated they always drove in the fast lane.
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UltArc -- I was climbing a grade on I-5 past a double, a triple and a super-single.

It took the whole length of the hill.
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I doubt they would pick 45. Trucking companies like their stuff to be moved, and usually time is more valuable than fuel. I don't see anything slower than 55 or 60.
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Frank lee this would also sort out lane disapline,driving at 40mph in centre lane, using mobile phones etc etc. Bring it on.
Those things are so bad they induce you to hand the reins to SkyNet?
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The benefits of this would outweigh any negatives, especially if restricted to the interstate highway system. Drivers however, would still be needed to deliver the goods to their final destination. Better working hours, home everyday and safer for everyone once the bugs are worked out.

Shipping costs would go down, thus consumer purchasing power should go up.

Looks like a "win-win" for everybody...





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The benefits of this would outweigh any negatives, especially if restricted to the interstate highway system. Drivers however, would still be needed to deliver the goods to their final destination. Better working hours, home everyday and safer for everyone once the bugs are worked out.

Shipping costs would go down, thus consumer purchasing power should go up.

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Once the bugs are worked out? Computers have proven themselves rather untrustworthy, in my experience. Great for forums and games and such, but that's as far as it goes. How many drivers can fix a computer on the fly?

It wouldn't be much of a win for drivers. It would be a great excuse for trucking companies - already renowned for squeezing drivers - to squeeze us more. I don't see where I win in that equation for sure.
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Drivers will still be needed, just not as many OTR drivers. Really not that much different than containerized rail freight where rail cars are doubled stacked, sorted to geographical region, delivered and then reloaded on a truck to reach their final destination.

Conrail, is a example.

Currently, computers do have limitations. However, they're getting better all the time.

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