#Autonomous vehicles expected to eliminate thousands of jobs while making trucker’s job more tech-oriented and attractive to younger workers

Many industry observers believe #autonomous vehicles will eliminate hundreds of thousands of North American jobs. Others contend that this view is simplistic and ill-informed, that the long-haul truckers’ job, for example, will not disappear anytime soon. Moreover, they believe autonomous technology will, in the years ahead, transform the truck driver into a tech-savvy logistics manager. […]

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The moral algorithm – a closer look at the ethical issues regarding #autonomous vehicles

An esoteric but increasingly debated issue concerning the introduction of autonomous trucks and vehicles on highways is the ethical decision-making capacities of such vehicles – the so-called #moral algorithm. An algorithm is a sequence of instructions telling a computer what to do. A critical question is how and who should program autonomous vehicles to deal […]

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Pros and cons of autonomous trucks

The #long-haul commercial trucking industry is a major economic force in North America, responsible for delivering nearly 70 per cent of goods in the United States, with a similar market share in Canada. As currently structured, the industry is labour intensive and faces intense intramodal and intermodal competition. It also faces a persistent shortage of […]

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Autonomous truck technology — what it is and what it means

“Container trucks on an American highway” by futureatlas.com is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Many transportation and logistics industry observers believe that #semi-autonomous trucks could be ubiquitous on North American highways within five to 10 years, with fully #driverless trucks commonplace by 2030. These vehicles will likely to have profound implications for supply chains, transportation […]

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