Skip to comments.Goldman: Automated Trucks To Cost 300k Jobs Per Year
Posted on 11/14/2017 3:11:58 PM PST by bananaman22
While Googles Waymo company has taken center stage for bringing self-driving cars to roads, autonomous trucking may make it to the mainstream first.
Silicon Valley startups, technologists, and venture capitalists see great potential in the technologyeven more than most traditional trucking companies are supporting.
CB Insight, which tracks venture capital, reports that companies will place about $1 billion in commercial truck autonomous systems this year, 10 times the level of spending three years ago.
Goldman Sachs economists predicted that trucking will shed about 300,000 jobs per year starting in about 25 years. That may begin sooner than anticipated if automated trucking clears government hurdles and technology innovationsand becomes widely adopted by trucking companies.
(Excerpt) Read more at oilprice.com ...
How many buckboard teamster jobs did the average railroad train eliminate?
So we cant automate trains which run on rails but 80,000 semis will roll around with no driver? Really??
No need for those 300K former drivers to worry. They can cross train as SELF-DRIVING TRUCK ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS.
What about the impact on truck stop prostitutes? Devastating...
And wrongful death lawyers, funeral staff, florists, etc
I prefer my beer in bottles.
Can they do that yet?
"Volvo Group is working with Swedish waste and recycling company Renova to test an autonomous, self-driving refuse truck in an urban environment."
300,000 rolling masses of steel and cargo begging the world to hack. OTR drivers only make .52 cents per mile. The law suites will make this a very unattractive option.
That’s 300,000 people that can step into the Disintegration Station and lower the Earth’s population ,that’s what self driving is all about
McGreevey Had Gay Truckstop Sex While Maintaining Heterosexual Cover
Monday, May 22, 2006
Former New Jersey Governor [DEMOCRAT] Jim McGreevey reveals his life of seedy debauchery before press revelations of an affair with a male aide forced him into coming out of the closet.
Jim McGreevey shockingly admits that before he became governor of New Jersey, hed have anonymous gay sex at Garden State highway rest stops. All I knew was that my behavior was getting crazier and crazier, McGreevey says of his torrid truck-stop trysts in an upcoming book that details his tortured life of lies and sexual repression:
With each new encounter, I was getting nearer and nearer to being caught which surely would have generated headlines, especially after I became executive director of the state parole board in the mid-1980s.
The closet starves a man, and when he gets a chance he gorges till it sickens him, he writes in his book, titled The Confession.
Goldman Sachs economists predicted that trucking will shed about 300,000 jobs per year starting in about 25 years.
Why didn’t they put that in the headline.
They have a hard time seeing this ever happening. There’s just too many variables. What if it needs to make a decision to hit a dog or a human?
Over 30,000 people lose their lives in America on the roads each year. Why aren’t you making smart remarks about that?
The truck manufacturers cannot equip trucks with security systems that use potentially lethal force to defend against property theft. Without a driver, a truck and its contents are just property. Truck hijacking will increase.
Why would driverless trucks need windshields?
Hmmm. Very easy for a disgruntled ex-driver to sabotage a driverless truck. It’ll be interesting to see what happens.
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