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Kings of the road are by turns dismissive and wary of the technology revolution that might one day remove them from their cabs.

Source: Toronto Star / Washington Post

Date: May 30th, 2017

Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2017/05/26/from-cowboys-to-robots-truckers-eye-uncertain-future.html

Discussion

1) “Anything that’s run by a computer is going to get messed up,” Spell said. “They don’t have no bulletproof software.”   Do you agree or disagree, and why?

2) “A recent report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration says autonomous vehicles will transform the trucking industry before self-driving vehicles move into the consumer market, largely because there are bigger financial incentives to save on labour and other costs such as fuel.”  Why, then, are Google and Uber working so hard in the consumer space and very little in the commercial space?

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