Who remembers the episode of The Simpsons where Homer becomes a truck driver, and finds out that all trucks are secretly self-driven? Well, it turns out that could soon become a reality, as many companies have been developing the technology to manufacture self-driving vehicles, trucks among them. In fact, on May 8th this year, Daimler became the first company to gain clearance to roll theirs onto American roads, meaning that pretty soon, there is a good chance that self-driving will become the norm for trucking. But while this new technology looks flashy and useful on the surface, there are many out there who foresee a darker side to the onset of self-drive technology.
#1 They could put many truckers out of a job
Although self-drive trucks currently require a human driver to be present in order to deal with unforeseen events such as the need for a sudden lane change, for the most part they are able to cope with pretty much anything on their own. Great, right? Wrong. As it stands, truckers will be able to sleep while the self-drive truck does its thing-