Governments must prepare plans to manage the effect of millions of redundancies created by the rise of driverless trucks, experts have warned. Automated trucks could slash the demand for drivers by up to 70% in the US and Europe by 2030, according to a report from the International Transport Forum (ITF). The report predicts that up to 4.4 million of 6.4 million trucking jobs could become redundant across the US and Europe, which may result in social disruption unless governments […]
With the news that the UK is to get its first platooning trial underway next year with DAF supplying the vehicles, MT took a closer looks at the feasibility study published alongside the funding announcement itself to understand how the technology might work. Produced via a partnership between the Transport Research Laboratory, Ricardo and Transport and Travel Research, the 100 page-plus document lays out the groundwork that will inform the £8.1m trial and lists some of the challenges ahead and […]
The final session of the conference saw a panel of representatives from four major truck manufacturers debate the future of truck design.