Will they be able to replace truck drivers with self driving trucks?

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  1. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    What was I thinking?? Oh. Wait. I was reminiscing of the old days.
     
  2. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    insinuating..???

    nah...that would be blasphemous....
     
  3. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    i'll second that vote....

    me and Trump could straighten out the world...bawahahaha
     
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  4. toymaker

    toymaker New Member

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    Our trucks have lane departure warning systems. If that's the technology they're using to keep the driverless things on the road, I'd say it's still a long ways off.
    It's the most useless thing on my truck.
    It reads the lines or something like that, which might be part of the problem but it still doesn't work right with new roads and freshly painted lines. We'd have to do a MUCH better job with our roads than we do now. Don't see that happening any time soon.
    They might could use GPS coordinates, but even then there are too many variables.
    It's a whole different world than with an airplane in the sky.

    The more I hear about stuff like this, the more converting to the Amish looks appealing.
     
  5. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    The probability that driver-LESS trucks will be on roads anytime soon is not applicable. Maybe nearer to mid century when most of US will not be around or so bloody old, it will not matter.

    Driver-LESS trucks would only need occasional maintenance and repairs because FUEL would not be a issue and advanced technology of then (which is available now) would power vehicles and would not clog up truck stops, rest areas and other known/unknown parking locations which as well would become historical accounts.
    20 years does not take very long. Look at where you were in 1996.
    CHEERS!!
     
  6. Lola Desiree

    Lola Desiree New Member

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    Driverless Trucks..... OMG what will they think of next.... thatll never work in our lifetime... theyll have to redo all the highways and with the way the fund hwy projects dont hold your breath :)
     
  7. 20_yrs_2_go

    20_yrs_2_go Well-Known Member

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    driverless trucks will work off the same system as the google car
     
  8. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    I'd sure like to watch that DMV officer try writing a ticket to that rig.
     
  9. 20_yrs_2_go

    20_yrs_2_go Well-Known Member

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    there was a situation recently where a google car got pulled over but i dont remember who got the ticket ?
     

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