Autonomous Trucks: Why the Economics Win Out
Many look forward to the days of the autonomous truck while others are concerned that the technology will replace the human element of the industry. Here we address the numbers behind autonomy.
- Consider the make-up of today's technology companies that offer retrofit kit to turn any rig into a self-driving truck? Project a downturn of price for these kits as similar tech. becomes mass produced
- Manage the transition of 'driver' to 'highway pilot's' of an automated convoy. How will the qualifications of the truck driver occupation shift in coming years as it becomes a 'technology' role?
- Explore the business models around an automated fleet from operations through staffing and consider the potential savings in lives, property damage and exposure to liability. How do the calculations come in?
Rob Hooper -
Ken Ehrman -
Founder (former CEO & Chairman of the Board),
Cristina Commendatore -