A Proposal for Safely Implementing Autonomous Trucking: Give Trucks Separated Highway Toll Lanes

Forbes.com posts a contributed article in which the authors warn, “Prematurely accelerating the implementation of fully autonomous trucking (no driver in the cab) seems like an idea that could be fraught with risk. . . . There is growing pressure, however, to make it a reality sooner rather than later – particularly as long-distance trucking faces a worsening driver shortage.” They argue for “a carefully crafted path to implementation. We believe that separated highway toll lanes could not only mitigate perceived risks, but provide a solution to a convergence of public and private needs.”