Will driverless trucks automate-away too many Jobs ? (via TechCrunch)

Automation , Cars and Transportation

Crunch Network recently published a post by Ryan Petersen, saying “No technology will automate away more jobs — or drive more economic efficiency — than the driverless truck.” Another key statement:

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illustration: original post

“Where drivers are restricted by law from driving more than 11 hours per day without taking an 8-hour break, a driverless truck can drive nearly 24 hours per day. That means the technology would effectively double the output of the U.S. transportation network at 25 percent of the cost.”

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