Taking the United States, as an example, a full truckload being shipped from L.A. to New York costs about $4,500 currently; 75% of this cost goes to pay for man labor. Now, subtract man labor from that equation and put in driverless trucks. The cost of transporting a full truckload of cargo from L.A. to New York will now cost about $1,125. Economical, don’t you think?
It gets even better, with man out of the equation, so are other economic inconveniences such as State laws restricting human drivers not to drive for over 11 hours per day without taking a minimum of 8 hours break. With the driverless trucks, these machines can be on the road 24/7. That means, by using driverless trucks, the U.S. transportation business will double their output at just 25% of the initial cost when man was in the equation.
Now let’s get even more economical; how is the fuel efficiency of these autonomous trucks compared to when man sited behind the wheels?
As TechCrunch explains it; “And the savings become even more significant when you account for fuel efficiency gains. The optimal cruising …read more
Read more here:: Millions Of Jobs To Be Automated Thanks To The Driverless Trucks