How do you feel about automonous trucks? Would you be comfortable in a driverless truck?

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  1. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey I never thought of that BIG R Guy,that semi would make a good power battering ram,to take out prison gates.
     
  2. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    Or a bank???
     
  3. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    How about a chemical plant or even a refinery... wait a minute we better be quiet because we might be giving terrorists ideas
     
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  4. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    Or YRC's corporate office in Overland Park? I could see my partner Wong doing that with a Holland truck...
     
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  5. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Lol...
     
  6. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What the hay I doubt terrorists got time to look in on this here trucking message board.
     
  7. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    The way some on here spell,I am not so sure.
     
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  8. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    I'm surprised no one has hacked into Wong...
     
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  9. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well BIG DAVE may be its cuzz (2) Wongs don't make a right!
     
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  10. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Making Americans Gasp Again

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    ....but 3 rights make a left.
     
  11. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    My team partner is a cyber maniac, but less,15 percent of the time of course.
     
  12. safefleetsols

    safefleetsols New Member

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    This conversation is becoming increasingly common in the industry. A vision of the future looks very interesting. Driverless vehicles. Drones overhead. Then there will be vehicles with people in them while all of this is going on around them.
     
  13. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    No one will be happy with autonomous trucks when they arrive. I believe unlike airline pilots, the technology will be used to force wages down.

    That's how it will be marketed to these companies to make it attractive.
     
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  14. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    I am just going to say by the time these become reality on the highways, most of us will be either retired, had enough of this industry,maybe working at a 9-5 job,or hauling clouds for the big guy up above. From what I have read,the brains behind these trucks think there should be a third lane for driverless trucks on the interstates also. Good luck getting that done anytime soon....
     
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  15. Apostolic

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    DOT's need to fix all of the bridges before allocating any tax money for a 3rd lane for driverless trucks.
     
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  16. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    I think uber,and their driverless cars, and Otto,are trying to push this thing through fast, but our infrastructure, and the rest of the driving public, I do not think are quite ready for this. We look at safety. They look at profits...
     
  17. Apostolic

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    Say it isn't so BIG R GUY,what happens to a driverless vehicle running over large pot holes?
     
  18. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    Not going to worry to much about these things becoming reality too soon. All those "driverless" trailers you see daily on the BN, UP, Norfolk and Southern,and the rest will still be around.
     
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