A growing shortage of heavy duty truck drivers and technicians has heightened the need for autonomous driving in the trucking industry. Self-driving trucks would help eliminate the need for trained drivers and technicians, and potentially save trucking companies millions of dollars each year. Lower operating costs, potential safety benefits, and the reduced risk of trucking accidents make autonomous driving in the trucking industry the wave of the future.
For autonomous truck driving to become a reality, advanced driver assistance system technology must continue to develop. Today’s advanced driver assistance systems incorporate technologies that include faster data processing, better system integration, and increased truck digitization. In order to integrate better safety features and fuel efficiency benefits, the advanced driver assistance systems require sophisticated hardware platforms, high performance computing capabilities, and the ability to engage in real-time computing. Any successful autonomous driving system should also include crash mitigating technologies and on-board cameras as standard truck features.
Designers of autonomous driving systems will have to overcome significant technological challenges to put self-driving trucks out on the road. The many digital components of the advanced driver assistance systems need to communicate continuously with little room for error. New network technology will be necessary to meet the demand for high speed data transmissions that are required to effectively coordinate control of autonomous driving vehicles.
The move to autonomous driving in the trucking industry will impact trucking insurance premiums as well. The use of advanced driver assistance systems is projected to significantly reduce collision risks, as well as the number of truck accidents due to driver error. As the risk of a wreck decreases, so should the insurance premiums for heavy duty trucking companies.
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Even the most advanced autonomous driving technology cannot guarantee that a truck accident will not occur. Heavy duty truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, including loss of limbs, traumatic brain injury, internal bleeding, and fatalities. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because of a truck accident, the Columbia truck accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden can help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. To schedule your free confidential consultation, call us today at 803-929-3600 or 866-881-8623, or contact us online.
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