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[–] Nihilist 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

If a redneck can learn to drive a truck with 90%+ safety in 8 weeks why wouldn't a program be written to outperform the redneck driver?

A robot beat Ken Jennings on jeopardy.

Trucking is an unnecessarily dangerous method of transporting goods in a post digital age.

Ask wal mart if they would prefer autonomous trucking as opposed to paying out tens of millions in settlements due to "tired" driver


[–] Blessthemaker 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yea those rednecks.....Some are genius at the their jobs. Programming a computer to cross reference data and print an answer is levels below programming a computer to respond to loads of different stimuli and create ingenious, unscripted solutions.

And all those electronics they put on vehicles? That shit breaks. We haven't seen a self driving car fail yet, but they haven't been doing the amount of work truckers do.

Self driving cars will probably eventually change the trucking industry, but not for a long time, and will probably never replace having a human in the cab. Even if they perfected the tech- there's still human resistance to change.


[–] piratse 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

LOL you are trying to say it's as easy to program a vehicle, with ALLLLL the little nuances of driving, as it is for a human to transition from a car to a big rig? Even the military hasn't gotten self driving vehicles figured out 100% at LOW speeds.

You are comparing something like jeopardy, which is just recalling data, to the spatial, physical, and adaptive nature that is driving. I'm NOT saying they won't eventually have very good self driving cars, but we're still a long way from one driving across a snow covered mountain with a full load and still getting the product to it's destination in a reasonable time.

We are in a digital age, but we still need physical things, you tard. And our tech isn't there yet, to remove humans. They can't even make vacuums that don't suck up laces and blankets.


[–] DearestTrudeau 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Because humans can adapt to changing and unexpected conditions using their own cognition and judgment and computers have not yet been programmed to be as clever.

A classic example is a cardboard box drifting onto the road. A driver would see that it wasn't a heavy box of nails and would not panic stop. A computer, in present day, would try to avoid it as though it was a baby's stroller.

A driver can also stop and attach tire chains, unload cargo, secure loose cargo, and respond to police hand signals.