Thank you Yann DE PARSCAU for raising the question of employment in a sustainable mobility issue !
It is even more important because I personally think that this job will desappear in the next future...
I recently post a subject on autonomous truck: Meet the real Optimus Prime, the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025
So if you see the guy in the photo just above, there is no expectation to have... I think training lessons and diplomas just become useless. Maybe only loading/unloading operations are important, aren't they?
But the very essence of the job in itself is driving!
So yes, I would like to know what's come next for truck drivers??
Some example of Volvo offer concerning GPS; Positioning - Fleet management system - Dynafleet : Volvo Trucks - Australia
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Thank you Yann DE PARSCAU! Most in the industry believe that machines should eventually become better drivers than humans. It is going to take a long time to prove the case to governments and the public. Today a truck driver is responsible for the vehicle's operation, efficiency, management, and safety, as well as for the load he or she carries. When the truck breaks down, the driver must know some basic repair skills. He or she should know how to deal with the unique traits of an engine and how to change a tire. The driver also has to know how to connect and disconnect the tractor (the cab) from the trailer. And tomorrow ? As the truck driver of the future is relieved of the task of driving his vehicle, the question becomes how to build trust in the autonomous driving system. Then there is the primary issue of safety of the cargo and people on the roads.
Scania is already undergoing significant research on truck automation focusing on platooning – a convoy or road train of trucks that drive along long stretches of highways. In this project truck drivers still exist ! They have more spare time to relax (watch movies, play games, etc.) and recover, thus fatigue and boredom are minimized.
I invite you to read this information:
« Future of Truck Driving : Multimodal interface for automated trucks on the highway in 2030 » :
Thanks Yann DE PARSCAU. I will just add one thing to the very interesting comments I red from Didier Rougeyron, Alexandre Echalier, The specified item was not found., it seems very obvious that automation is inevitable. It will have strong "negative" impact on some jobs and some "positive" on others. Difficult to predict the balance.