Saturday, May 28, 2016
March of the robots continues. Company called Otto is testing driver less semi's
I have been reporting on this for a while now. Many people keep dismissing the fact that these autonomous driver-less trucks are going to happen. They are going to be proven wrong. It is a statistical fact that after 10 hours of driving the accident rate for drivers goes up exponentially. If you are a truck driver you have about 4-6 years before you will be out of a job.
This Otto outfit makes gear that automates existing semi's so no special gear needed. The company is run by former employees of Google that ran that company's driver-less car efforts. I believe the approval for this technology will be sold on the basis of safety, which is true, but it will be a boon for company's that can get rid of employees.