Self driving vehicles are inevitably going to be taking over our roadways in the future, with a number of big technology and car companies harnessing the new industry. There are a couple existing technologies that the framework relies on, dive into the issue with CNET:
Tesla has been talkative about their plans to dip into the autonomous trucking industry with the showing of their futuristic, electric design. But where does Elon Musk see their work heading?
“Initially, the trucks will not be autonomous or driverless, Musk said in the talk. Rather, they will be trucks that existing truck drivers will want to drive. One reason is the flat torque RPM curve made available by the electric motor…” [ Read more here ]
Recently making it’s way into the stock market, newly publicly offered trucking company Daseke (Nasdaq: DSKE) has acquired two new companies to add to their fleet of trucks.
“Daseke is trying to consolidate more of a historically fragmented business of open-bed trucks. Its family of 11 companies has control of about 1 percent of the market through a slew of acquisitions, despite being the largest owner of open deck equipment on the continent…” [ Read more here ]
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President Trump has unveiled his tax overhaul plans, and the trucking industry is widely praising the upcoming changes, which would lower the corporate tax rate to 15%.
“Smaller fleets and owner-operators, who make up more than 90% of the nation’s trucking companies, also have reason to cheer because of Trump’s proposed flow-through income tax…” [ Read more here ]
Self driving technology has started making it’s way into the future of the trucking industry, as a number of companies are vying for a spot in the trucking world’s transportation needs. But there is a big question autonomous vehicles rise – how will insurance companies be affected?
“Beyond repair costs after an accident, famed investor Warren Buffett sees insurance companies taking a financial hit when autonomous features begin to cut accidents on the road…” [ Read more here ]
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“According to a recent announcement, Magellan, a provider of GPS navigation solutions, has partnered with Samsung Electronics America, Inc. to deliver commercial-grade truck navigation and Electronic Logging Device (ELD)-compliant Hours of Service tracking solutions to short and long-haul trucking businesses…” [ Read more here ]
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