NAVISTAR'S CEO * USA: TRUCKING PROGNOSIS
* Indiana - Navistar CEO, Troy Clarke, lays out vision for trucking’s future
--- By the year 2035, the U.S. will have 35 mega-cities connected by major freeways on which tractor-trailers operate in a self-driving autopilot mode, according to the vision offered by Navistar International President and CEO Troy Clarke at the 2016 FTR Conference on Sept. 15... In such a scenario, truck drivers would manually drive their vehicles to the freeways, then engage an on-highway autonomous system that frees the driver from operating the vehicle on the highway, Clarke says. The truck driver would then reengage to operate the vehicle when the truck nears its destination. “We would have fewer, but well-trained drivers that are paid a lot more,” he said, “You’d have a system that’s very analogous to an airline pilot.” ...
(Photo: Telematics systems are one of the linchpins of trucking’s coming technology shift, Clarke says) -- Indianapolis, IND, USA - Truck News (CAN), by James Jaillet - September 15, 2016
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