Trucking is executed exclusively with actual drivers whether single owner operators or company employees. Attracting new drivers and retaining existing ones is becoming increasingly challenging. This has led to rising costs of operations.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of this use case is to reduce operating expenses for carriers and shippers with private fleets while addressing driver shortage issues, through the use of autonomous vehicles.
IoT, cloud applications, AI, AV, and fleet management systems (FMS)
Use Case Summary
Autonomous vehicles are deployed on long haul routes and sometimes use alternative methods such as “platooning” — where the lead vehicle has a driver followed by several driverless trucks trailing directly behind.