Computers Take the Wheel: Driverless Trucks May Arrive Sooner Than You Think

Source: Omar Gallaga, Food + City

Trucker hats are about to become obsolete, at least for those in the transportation industry.

“If you had told truckers a year ago they were in danger of being replaced by a robot, they would have laughed at you,” says Jack Roberts, executive editor of Commercial Carrier Journal and equipment editor for its sister magazine Overdrive. “Now they see it as a real possibility. Everybody in trucking is mildly freaked out by this.”

Roberts is one of many experts in the field who believe that an automation overhaul in transportation is inevitable and will arrive sooner than you think. “We’re moving to a global super-economy that’s basically powered by the Internet with faster, transparent logistics. Trucking is the tip of the spear.”

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