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Autonomous truck corridor linking Manitoba to Mexico discussed


BISMARCK, N.D. — A trade group in the US is in the early stages of trying to develop an autonomous trucking corridor that would link Manitoba to Mexico.

It would run along Route 83, through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota and continue into Manitoba, according to a report by The Canadian Press.

A feasibility study is planned by the Central North American Trade Corridor Association but it first wants to solicit public support along the route.

Roy Ludwig, mayor of Saskatchewan border town Estevan, attended the meeting where the corridor was discussed and voiced his interest in an interview with The Canadian Press.

“You have to flesh it out and take care of all the intricacies, but it’s definitely worthwhile looking into it,” he said. “I would support the new technologies and see where they go…It’s not that far away.”

You can read the original report here.

An organization wants to build a corridor between Manitoba and Mexico that would allow autonomous trucks.

An organization wants to build a corridor between Manitoba and Mexico that would allow autonomous trucks.

 


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4 Comments » for Autonomous truck corridor linking Manitoba to Mexico discussed
  1. rick gregoire says:

    But will it pull over so I can pee!!! I don’t see any real need for autonomous trucks.They say it will free the driver to perform more duties,but I don’t want any more duties.I don’t get paid enough for the duties I already do. How would I log it anyways?

    • dale says:

      I guess it would be on duty not driving. …..and the truck would have to do the log book since it’s driving. ..so how many violations is it gonna have. ..got to teach it the eobr rules….I’ll just go in the bunk and have something to eat…NOT!!!…..

  2. Ernie Lukianchuk says:

    I can see this in the 25 year making.Then i can see the freight rate go up by 25 to 30% to to run this trucks.the big TECH is not cheap. thank you

  3. cass says:

    I just worry that if you take the human driver out of the driving, more preventable accidents will happen. Sure a computer can calculate an accident will happen when all the data is presented…but a human can see the said accident coming a mile away. Also, there has been so many malfunctions with the Vorad system that my company uses, that I can’t trust a computer to work reliably..especially in cold climates. I think I will wait a few years and see how this works before I jump into one of these trucks.

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