Will we be offering self-driving Kenworth trucks for sale someday? An idea that was pure science fiction a decade ago suddenly doesn’t sound very implausible. Many companies, such as Tesla, are getting serious about developing self-driving trucks. There are even test-hauls happening right now in the US, although currently always under human supervision.
Self-driving vehicles are still several years or more away from being ready for everyday use, but at this point, it seems basically inevitable that eventually self-driving vehicles will start entering commercial fleets. What would that mean for you and your business?
Self-Driving Kenworth Trucks for Sale? A Look to The Future…
First, let’s acknowledge that it will still be quite a few years before self-driving trucks become commonplace. The biggest issue – and the one which, to our knowledge, will be the hardest to overcome – is that current self-driving technology has a very hard time with inclement weather. Heavy rains can disrupt self-driving systems, and they’re basically useless on snowy or icy roads. In fact, it may be a very long time before companies in northern areas can fully embrace self-driving cars.
Some people even suggest that fully autonomous trucks may never come about. For example, Uber envisions a future where “robo-trucks” will always have humans riding along. The humans would be providing security, oversight, and take over driving when conditions are too challenging for the computer.
Still, when self-driving vehicles do hit the road, they’re going to bring some advantages for fleet operators:
Basically, autonomous trucks have the potential to be the biggest disruptors in the history of the trucking industry. We’re going to be fascinated to see how it goes.
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Until the future arrives, you can still get fantastic Kenworth trucks and fantastic service here at Coopersburg & Liberty Kenworth! Come by either of our locations to see for yourself.