States and cities are competing to serve as testing sites for self-driving vehicle, with huge stakes in the multitrillion-dollar industry.
Heavy-duty trucks that don’t need a driver behind the wheel could be on the road in as little as three years, according to industry experts who spoke at this week’s Automated Vehicles Symposium in San Francisco.
Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America, talked to Trucks.com about Volvo’s new models, self-driving trucks and the future of trucking powertrain technology.
The proliferation of self-driving technology faces massive headwinds, including logistical and legislative hurdles. Industry experts are split on whether the commercial sector or consumers will embrace the technology first.
Daimler Trucks sharpens its autonomous vehicle technology as competitors enter the self-driving trucks market, but still sees hurdles prior to widespread adoption.
Traft, one of Russia’s largest trucking companies, has big plans for autonomous trucks, but wants to ensure truckers can still come along for the ride.
Waymo has launched tests of a self-driving Class 8 Peterbilt semi-truck as it works to expand the use of its autonomous vehicle technology.
Self-driving trucks will slash trucker jobs by at least 50 percent in the U.S. and Europe by 2030, according to a new report from the International Transport Forum.