The Self-Driving-Truck Race is On, But Which Strategy Will Prevail?

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Self driving Trucks
kiranand   3/28/2017 2:08:36 PM

More idiocy from our great and famous American Entrepreneurs.  Instead of revitalizing rail let us create millions of self driving trucks that will crash and burn and kill more people on the road.  Have you driven on I-65 to and from Chicago heading South?  You really cannot travel more than 60 if you are lucky.  Why?  Because of the trucks!  They hog ALL lanes because at any given instant there is some Jackie Stewart behind the wheel somewhere up the lane who is on the passing lane and trying to huff and puff his way past another truck.  You can run into scarcity of anything in America but you will always find stupidity in abundance.  Innovation of the self driving car and truck can be likened to the following: Tie one hand and one leg up of every individual and then try and invent some nutcase technology to cure this 'problem'.  Ike created the idiocy of the free way system in the 1940s to kowtow to the trucker lobby and we are now stuck with it forever.  The rail system meanwhile has been chopped into freight which is now an oligopoly of a couple of companies and passenger rail is a joke run by Amtrak where the fares cost twice the price of an air ticket and takes 3 times as long to get from 'A' to 'B'.  Like I said, 'stupid' is plenty abundant in America, especially in Washington, the Corporations and Politicians.

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