Are You Ready for Self-Driving Trucks?
I’m a huge fan of the Jetsons, but I’m not sure I’m ready for self-driving vehicles. I mean, I know they already exist, but I just don’t have the confidence in their safety. Y’all have seen episodes of Futurama when Bender goes bad, right? Maybe I shouldn’t base major beliefs on cartoons….
What do y’all think?
U.S. Postal Service Testing Self-Driving Trucks
A big test for the self-driving truck industry is beginning this week, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.
The USPS will be transporting mail between Phoenix and Dallas via self-driving trucks from the San Diego-based company TuSimple.
Each of the 5 round trips will span 2,100 miles and 45 hours of driving. A driver and an engineer will ride along in the vehicle for safety purposes.
The USPS says the program is aimed at improving safety and service, reducing emissions, and saving money.
How far away are we from self-driving vehicles being commonplace? Do you trust them or does the technology need to improve?