Self-Driving Trucks – What Does it Mean for Cargo Control?
Self-Driving trucks are not a futuristic, far-away dream. They are already a reality, and this new reality could drastically affect the trucking industry and cargo control itself.
Recently, Budweiser made
headlines for the “first delivery” using Otto’s self-driving truck technology on a Volvo VNL. The truck drove on a 120-mile stretch of interstate, needing a real-life driver to enter the interstate and finish the delivery to the final destination. But this marks a huge leap in a technology that is only going to improve.
And expectations are that this technology will expand at a faster rate than the similar equipment being used for cars. According to
“Self-driving cars have been getting a lot of attention lately: Uber’s self-driving taxis in Pittsburgh, Tesla’s semi-autonomous Model S and the driverless Google rides that look like a cross between a Cozy Coupe and a golf cart. But quietly and without much fanfare, researchers and entrepreneurs are working on self-driving trucks — big rigs, tractor trailers.”