Friday, 9 March 2018

Starsky Robotics Unleashes Its Truly Driverless Truck in Florida

quote [ The robo-trucking startup moves closer to starting commercial deliveries, no humans needed. ]

Filling the tech gap by using remote operators seems like quite an ingenious way of making "truck driving" more accessible to people who aren't drivers. I wonder if they will need a CDL license.

Waymo and Google launch a self-driving truck pilot in Atlanta

The floodgates are opening.
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[by evil_eleet@6:26pmGMT]


hellboy said @ 6:42pm GMT on 9th Mar [Score:2 Funsightful]
Isn't anyone worried this is going to lead to a lot of ludicrous car chases and cheesy buddy cop banter?
Hugh E. said @ 7:04pm GMT on 9th Mar [Score:1 Funny]
Someone sees what you did there.

But won't tell, cause he ain't no snitch.
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:00pm GMT on 9th Mar
It will lead to a real life Maximum Overdrive.
ComposerNate said @ 8:57pm GMT on 9th Mar
How long until I cannot adapt my business and need start another?
mechanical contrivance said @ 9:28pm GMT on 9th Mar
As soon as the trucks can load and unload themselves.
steele said @ 9:33pm GMT on 9th Mar
Or there's an app to order labor to load the driverless truck you ordered with another app.
ubie said @ 10:35pm GMT on 9th Mar
I wonder what Hutch has to say about this?
Bob Denver said @ 10:55pm GMT on 9th Mar
It's why they call the sleeper, "Starsky's hutch"
Mythtyn said @ 1:09am GMT on 10th Mar
Time to start automating the driving of trash trucks.
captainstubing said @ 2:24am GMT on 10th Mar
I'm sure I must be wrong about this, but when considering long haul much of this driverless truck stuff seems to be about creating a transport system that looks a lot like a railway freight system.
evil_eleet said @ 7:37pm GMT on 11th Mar
It's a more efficient, versatile form of the system we in the US already have in place. The big question is, how are all these long haul driverless trucks networks going to maintain their service reliability when our corrupt establishment has been neglecting our infrastructure for decades? Everybody wants to use public infrastructure to run their businesses, but they don't want to pay the taxes that maintain it.
captainstubing said @ 11:26am GMT on 12th Mar
" Everybody wants to use public infrastructure to run their businesses, but they don't want to pay the taxes that maintain it."

Bingo. And it must break...

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