Elon Musk is not afraid of grabbing the headlines. Whether he’s smoking weed on a webcast, announcing plans to make Tesla private, accusing someone of being a paedophile, or discussing his plans in outer space, it seems there’s never a dull minute with this guy around.
Whatever you think about advanced transportation technology, the tech being created by truck designers these days is certainly impressive. This advanced tech focuses not just on alternative ways to power vehicles but also how those vehicles ‘think’.
With Uber Freight threatening to disrupt the trucking industry, lorry drivers might soon have to consider joining the gig economy – where you can pick and choose what jobs you do instead of working under a permanent contract.
The idea of having a voice assistant at home was snuffed at by many only five years ago. Now, it’s commonplace to shout out to Alexa, Siri or Cortana to change the TV, turn on the kettle or adjust the lighting. The next logical home for this technology is the motor vehicle.
Are you a sat nav user or do you still use the good, old-fashioned map? If you want a more stress-free life, you’re better off sticking with the trusty paper map, new research suggests.
If you mention self-driving technology in truck driving circles, you do so at your own risk. Autonomous vehicles are seen by many as a threat to truckers’ jobs. However, not everyone shares that opinion.
Every driver knows the potential consequences of speeding. For HGV drivers in the UK, those consequences include a possible hearing before the Traffic Commissioner. As it states on the Government website: “Remember: just one offence and you could lose your entitlement to drive a lorry.”