PROGNOSIS * Europe: Trucks without driver within the next 5-10 years
* Copenhagen - Danish CEO sees driverless trucks within decade
the Nordic region's biggest road transport company predicts the trucks he relies on can start operating without drivers within the next 5-10 years... The first step will probably allow driverless trucks on highways, possibly in a lane reserved for other self-driving vehicles, the CEO said. It will probably take a lot longer before the technology is used in cities, he said... DSV has more than 20,000 trucks on the road around the world every day. But most of those are owned by independent drivers... In 2015, the trucks drove about 1.9 billion kilometers (1.2 billion miles), or 2,500 times the distance to the moon and back. This year it will be further still after DSV acquired US rival UTi Worldwide for $1.35 billion...
(Photo: Mill head loaded into Antonov by DSV) -- Hedehusene, Denmark- NZ Herald, by Christian Wienberg - Aug 8, 2016