Robot Truckers Could Replace 500,000 US Jobs

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Robot Truckers Could Replace 500,000 US Jobs

The robots will take the most tedious, most dangerous jobs first, in most things. Trucking is no exception.  Autonomous driving engineers are squarely focused on long-haul freight, the interstate runs with almost no complexity save for a slow curve or an E-ZPass lane. As such, those routes are some of the simpler challenges on the self-driving spectrum. According to a new study out of the University of Michigan, a new system could replace about 90% of human driving in U.S. long-haul trucking, the equivalent of roughly 500,000 jobs.

Read more here at: https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/self-driving-trucks-could-replace-90-of-long-haul-jobs

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