Self-driving trucks unlikely to replace truckers en masse through 2028

Roadshow | 8/9/2018 | Andrew Krok
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The specter of autonomous trucks has long loomed over the trucking industry, with many worried that massive job losses will occur once trucks start driving themselves. But according to a new study, that might not be the case for some time.

The American Center for Mobility (ACM) commissioned a study from Michigan State University and Texas A&M's Transportation Institute to investigate potential effects of self-driving vehicles over the next decade. The study concluded that, despite the doom and gloom, autonomous trucks won't result in massive layoffs over the next decade.

Heads - Job - Prospects - Okay

Having a 10-year heads up on your job prospects sounds pretty okay, actually.

Instead, the study believes that self-driving trucks "will largely support truck drivers instead of replacing them," said the ACM in a press release. The same can be said for the limousine and transit industries, where human interaction and passenger assistance still require a great deal of manned vehicles. However, workers in these fields may need to undertake additional training in order to best utilize fledgling AV tech.

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