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(The US Sun)   For the sake of humanity let's hope this self-driving truck operation that's hauling one million pounds of beer over 220 miles in a autonomous test makes it to its destination   (the-sun.com) divider line
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2022-10-04 5:57:13 PM  
They tested it with beer?

muthaf@ck3rs...
 
2022-10-04 6:04:24 PM  
Pounds is a very weird way to measure beer.

I assume they used pounds because they are counting the weight of the container.
 
2022-10-04 6:22:18 PM  
At least it's not something truly valuable like scotch.
 
2022-10-04 6:24:02 PM  

Wanebo: They tested it with beer?

muthaf@ck3rs...


Well it's Corona so....
 
2022-10-04 6:26:53 PM  

enry: Wanebo: They tested it with beer?

muthaf@ck3rs...

Well it's Corona so....


Yeah they tested it with "beer."
 
2022-10-04 6:32:57 PM  

enry: Wanebo: They tested it with beer?

muthaf@ck3rs...

Well it's Corona so....


At least the ensuing fire should be easy to put out.
 
2022-10-04 6:47:19 PM  
Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin'
A-we gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run...
 
2022-10-04 6:54:53 PM  

Jake Havechek: Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin'
A-we gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run...


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2022-10-04 8:46:26 PM  

Jake Havechek: Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin'
A-we gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run...


Bank robbin' is BABY SH*T COMPARED TO WHAT THIS DUDE IS DOIN'!!
 
2022-10-04 8:52:16 PM  

Rev.K: Jake Havechek: Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin'
A-we gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run...

Bank robbin' is BABY SH*T COMPARED TO WHAT THIS DUDE IS DOIN'!!


Get me a diablo sandwich and a Dr. Pepper, and make it fast!
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2022-10-04 9:33:46 PM  
That's gonna put a.lot people put of work.  They will blame the Dimmycrats because they will be told to.
 
2022-10-04 10:29:51 PM  
To be honest, I'm not fussed about if the truck makes it. I hope everybody forced to share the road with it makes it.
 
2022-10-04 10:36:50 PM  

plecos: That's gonna put a.lot people put of work.


But think of how many hookers' lives it will save.
 
2022-10-04 10:38:09 PM  
Didn't they do something like this in Colorado a few years before the plague?
 
2022-10-04 10:54:30 PM  
I await the day that someone hijacks an autonomous shipment. Slow down in front of the truck, disconnect the trailer and let the cab roll on, hook up and go to a metal building somewhere to strip out the shipment.
 
2022-10-04 11:02:28 PM  
Maybe there wouldn't be a driver shortage if you didn't treat them like crap
 
2022-10-04 11:39:32 PM  

Vespers: I await the day that someone hijacks an autonomous shipment. Slow down in front of the truck, disconnect the trailer and let the cab roll on, hook up and go to a metal building somewhere to strip out the shipment.


You want to hijack an autonomous truck?  You mean the thing that's covered in dozens of cameras that cover 360 degrees around it and has radar and lidar to boot?  The truck with a black box that captures every bit of data it takes in?

Well at least you won't have to videotape your own crime spree.
 
2022-10-04 11:51:43 PM  

Rev.K: Pounds is a very weird way to measure beer.

I assume they used pounds because they are counting the weight of the container.


That's what I thought too. I guess running a route and the return 20 or so times doesn't sound as impressive as the cumulative weight of goods shipped. And yes, I am farking off from my accounting homework at the moment.
 
2022-10-04 11:55:32 PM  

plecos: That's gonna put a.lot people put of work.  They will blame the Dimmycrats because they will be told to.


Well, it's going to change the dynamics of who can be a trucker and what kind of license is required.

TFA stated a "Safety Driver" was behind the wheel, so trucking companies will still need warm bodies. Would they be required to get a proper CDL, or would there be a new license, and the driver just has to demonstrate enough skills to drive the truck to the shoulder if the software or computer ever stopped working?

It will be at least another decade or two before trucks with no one aboard are allowed on the road.

I see it changing from requiring a properly licensed driver to get the truck from A to B. Instead, a licensed trucker will drive to a rally point near a highway, gets out, and the truck gets on the road. It reaches a rally point near the destination, where a trucker gets in and takes it the last mile to the destination.

Instead of being a long-haul trucker away from home for days or weeks at a time, future truckers will stay in one city, driving 8-10 trucks a day from the start to the rally point, and from the rally point to the destination. If the software is good enough, they will just have to be there in case the computer crashes.
 
2022-10-05 10:07:36 AM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: To be honest, I'm not fussed about if the truck makes it. I hope everybody forced to share the road with it makes it.


Exactly.  The higher the mass a vehicle has, the more mayhem it causes when something goes wrong.
 
2022-10-05 10:21:05 AM  
One thing they never talk about or show, or maybe they have and I just missed it, can these things back into a dock? You still gotta get all that stuff off the truck when it gets there.
 
2022-10-05 6:21:24 PM  

abhorrent1: One thing they never talk about or show, or maybe they have and I just missed it, can these things back into a dock? You still gotta get all that stuff off the truck when it gets there.


I suspect the plan will be to have all the autonomous trucks arrive at a yard, have the cargo box removed from the trailer and replaced with the next load via crane, and off it goes, hippity-hop, while manual laborers unload the box at a third fifth tenth of the wages of a CDL driver. Maybe the box gets hooked up to a local haul truck and delivered all at once.
 
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