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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Driverless Trucks UK Trial

In the news: driverless trucks will be allowed on British roads.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35820873

 

As well as concerns about safety, this obviously will have long term implications for people employed as drivers, and if successful could be the beginning of the end for bus drivers and taxi drivers too. But will paying customers ever trust a driverless coach or taxi enough to get on? Well I have been on driverless metro trains abroad… though to be fair I probably didn’t realise it until after my journey had been completed!

 

We could be entering a legal minefield as well with the question of who is to be held accountable if something goes wrong not yet decided. Is it the company who provides the service or the software manufacturer?

 

Interesting times ahead.

 

Again with regards to PESTEC, think of all the external factors that will come in to play in the future of automated vehicles.

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