ACM Study: Truck Driver Jobs Safe With Self-Driving Vehicles; Cab Drivers, Not So Much

ACM Study: Truck Driver Jobs Safe With Self-Driving Vehicles; Cab Drivers, Not So Much

YPSILANTI TWP. – A new study commissioned by the American Center for Mobility finds that only a “modest” number of truck driving jobs will be affected by the rise of automated vehicles.

The study, led by Michigan State University and supported by the Texas A&M Transportation Instute, predicted that significant numbers of automated vehicles won’t be deployed until the latter half of the 2020s.

The study also found that there will be “some displacement” of passenger car driving jobs, such as taxicab drivers.

The study found that due to existing truck driver worker shortages, and the belief that automated technology will largely support truck drivers instead of replacing them, truck drivers are not likely to be displaced in large numbers during the next ten years that the study covered.

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By |2018-08-09T20:35:22+00:00August 9th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

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