Uber Shuts Down Self Driving Truck Program

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Susan D. 's Comment
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Of course they did. This country is no where near ready for sef driving trucks. Thanks so much for sharing, Rainy.

Matthew J.'s Comment
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The idea of self-driving trucks travelling on today's public roads is laughable.

Computers are excellent at executing a programmed set of instructions, but they are horrible problem solvers.

I shudder when I think of a robot truck trying to deal with: nonexistent lane markings, debris in the road, animals/people running across the road, stupid everyday drivers and their antics, flooded/icy roads, etc.

There are just WAY too many unexpected events that could cause a catastrophe.

Also, trains run on fixed rails, yet there are still plenty of train engineers.

Airplanes can also be automated, yet there are still plenty of pilots.

I just cannot imagine this happening in our lifetime.

Jamie's Comment
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Unless every car and truck on the road was self driving, it would never work out for the reasons lists above.

Rob S.'s Comment
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The largest benefit of these attempts to automate trucking is that it shows the engineers and executives some of the bazillion things truck drivers deal with on a daily basis. The day they can remove the driver from the truck I'll eat sushi at the Pilot.

Mike H.'s Comment
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The largest benefit of these attempts to automate trucking is that it shows the engineers and executives some of the bazillion things truck drivers deal with on a daily basis. The day they can remove the driver from the truck I'll eat sushi at the Pilot.

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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The largest benefit of these attempts to automate trucking is that it shows the engineers and executives some of the bazillion things truck drivers deal with on a daily basis. The day they can remove the driver from the truck I'll eat sushi at the Pilot.

Good thing you won't have to risk that.

G-Town's Comment
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The Sushi served at the Iron Skillet is "more better". rofl-1.gif

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