Developers are working with truck fleets to identify self-driving requirements

The world’s truck fleet operators know what they want, and that’s autonomy. Developers such as TuSimple are working with them to pave the way. By Xavier Boucherat

According the US-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), large truck crashes reached their highest level in 29 years in 2017 with 4,761 fatalities reported, a 9% rise from the 2016 figure. It is a damning statistic for the trucking sector, and whilst truck deaths account for a smaller portion of fatal collisions overall—13% in the USA and 15% in Europe—the victims of said crashes are normally in passenger cars, which can weigh some 20 times less. For fleets, addressing truck safety is a matter of public safety….

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