Is the Real World Ready for Driverless Trucks?

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There are currently, dozens of driverless trucks operating on interstate highways (with safety drivers) mixing and mingling with humanized cars and trucks. The technology obviously works. As they log more and more miles, we are hearing about few reported incidents of automation gone wrong. Does that mean they are ready for prime time? Christopher Hart doesn’t think so. He’s a former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, and he as been studying and observing automation in transportation for years. He’s still uneasy about sharing the road with driverless vehicles. Find out why on this episode of HDT Talks Trucking.

About Chris Hart

Chris Hart’s blog: Driverless Motor Vehicles: Not Yet Ready for Prime Time

Jim Park’s blog on the Las Vegas shuttle bus “crash"

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