Driverless Commercial Trucks

Driverless Commercial Vehicles?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is here to stay. From Apple’s Siri to Amazon’s Alexa, it is safe to say that almost every American owns or has at least engaged in a sophisticated AI tool that mimics the human brain. When it comes to AI in the workplace, the implications are a bit more complicated. It’s one thing when AI is for personal use. It’s another when it’s used to augment the workplace. One area where AI is being actively applied is in the creation of the driverless vehicle. Built Upon Driver Assist Cars with driver assist features (i.e. self-park, brake, blind spot detection, advanced visibility) have been a reality for many years now. When lawmakers passed the Self Drive Act in September 2016, the driverless vehicle was no longer a figment of imagination. In fact, a truly driverless car pickup service has been successfully tested in Phoenix and planning has started for testing in Atlanta by Waymo, formerly the Google Self-Driving Car project. The deployment of self-driving commercial vehicles is not far from reality. Enhance Not Eliminate There is no doubt that there are many benefits to driverless commercial vehicles. For businesses, the “driving” factors are: Reduction of labor costs...

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