Impacts of self driving trucks
I know that a lot of people will look at this with the understandable fear that we're going to put the biggest things on the road into the hands of a computer but if you think about it this has a much bigger impact on the economy, traffic and road safety than robo cars. Drivers get stressed, have bad days, get sleepy, eat bad food, get distracted, etc. When that happens even if the truck arrives safely to its destination chances are the truck has drifted lanes a few times next to small cars, may have ridden on the bumper of a car that was "in its way" or barreled down a rural road at excessive speed trying to make up time. I'm not saying that truck drivers are bad just that we are on the cusp of being able to give them much better tools to do their jobs which make the roads safer (in theory) and improve efficiency. I do wonder though if it will lead to a disconnect or more distraction. I guess that will have to be seen.