“The impact of automated technology on truck drivers is one of the key issues for autonomous vehicles,” said PAVE Executive Director Tara Andringa. “The ‘Driver Stories’ video helps to elevate the voices of lifelong truck drivers to tell their stories about why they believe in autonomous trucking technology.”
The video includes interviews with truck operators from PAVE members Aurora, Gatik, Kodiak, Locomation, Plus, Torc Robotics, and Waymo. Many of these men and women serve as the trucks’ safety drivers, who ensure the safe testing and deployment of the vehicles. Please note that the individuals in the video represent their company alone.
According to American Trucking Association data, 72.5% of U.S. goods were moved on trucks, representing more than 11 billion tons of freight and generating $791.7 billion in total revenue. PAVE’s freight and trucking resource library includes more than 60 resources regarding the industry shift to automated freight and trucking and the potential societal effects.
PAVE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to improve public understanding of advanced vehicle technologies in order to maximize the potential benefits in safety, mobility, and sustainability. PAVE members include automotive manufacturers, technology companies, and nonprofit organizations.
October 19, 2021