Autonomous driving in the future of logistics
The enormous benefits and advantages of automation have made it one of the most important industry trends. Automation in production is so widespread now that robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are an integral part of the manufacturing process.
According to All Things Supply Chain, a survey conducted in 19 countries showed that more than three-quarters of companies consider driverless trucks to be realistic within the next 10 years. Almost 1 in 3 companies even expect autonomous technology to become established within the next 5 years. However, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) urges realism; before autonomous trucks can be established, the digital infrastructure must first be established. Autonomous vehicles must fit into the overall concept of the road infrastructure and the companies.
Autonomous driving also comes with disadvantages. Autonomous trucks will be costing thousands of jobs. Further questions associated with autonomous driving are the possibilities of manipulation by hackers or remote control. The legal situation of autonomous trucks has also not yet been fully clarified. Today, in the event of an accident, the causer, i.e. the driver, is liable. But who is responsible in case of an accident with a driverless truck?
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