Lawmakers warn of automation’s potential to replace drivers

“A U.S. Congressional committee responsible for funding federal transportation programs is calling on regulators to develop a “national strategy” to address drivers who could be displaced by autonomous vehicles (AVs).” – According to article in freightwaves.com and its author John Gallagher

Gallagher also wrote – “In a report published on June 3 explaining priorities set out in the initial draft of the transportation funding bill for fiscal year 2020, the House Appropriations Committee registered concern that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and its subsidiary agencies were not adequately preparing for challenges that could result from automation, particularly the potential for putting drivers out of work.”

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Source and credits : freightwaves.com / John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent

 

“Someday in the near future, there will be no need for mirrors on commercial trucks because they may be no drivers to look into them. But until that day, mirrors remain a key part of the safety equation for truck drivers”. – According to article in freightwaves.com and its author Brian Straight

Straight also wrote – “Like everything else, though, companies are using technology to change that. So-called “mirrorless trucks” are already out on the highways being tested, and the camera technology being used could replace mirrors in the very near future, leaving drivers turning to video displays rather than physical mirrors”.

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Source and credits : freightwaves.com / Brian Straight

“Two agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation are seeking public input on removing regulatory barriers to allow the integration of autonomous vehicles onto public roads”. – According to article in overdriveonline.com / and its author 

Cole also wrote -” FMCSA’s notice will seek public comment on questions regarding several regulatory areas to better understand how changes to its rules can account for differences between human drivers and automated driving systems (ADS)”.

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Source and credits : overdriveonline.com / 

 

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