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Sunday Discussion: How Amazon Demand Drives Autonomous Truck Tech

The rise of autonomous trucks is coming, mostly thanks to Amazon.  Technology is being developed now that will allow companies to send trucks onto the highway without a driver.  Thanks to more and more people buying online, and a shortage of drivers, companies believe that self-driving trucks is the future.

The trucking industry needs more drivers to meet rising demand, especially from retailers who are under pressure to deliver to customers as fast as Amazon. A trucker’s lifestyle — which requires long hours on the road, heavy lifting and weeks away from home on long hauls — hasn’t appealed to younger workers. Self-driving and semi-autonomous trucks, like those in development at Embark, TuSimple and Tesla, could help fill the gap.  This report is from CNBC.

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