FedEx Freight’s chief reportedly is pushing for aviation-style federal rules to govern “autonomous trucking” in the United States.
The push comes at a time when the regulatory future of self-driving trucks is still undecided, the Financial Times reported.
Michael Ducker, chief executive of FedEx Freight, one of the largest shipment U.S. companies, told the Financial Times that it was regulation and social acceptance, not technology barriers, that would determine how soon self-driving tech became widely adopted in US trucking.
“It is coming faster than many people think, just because technology is advancing so rapidly,” Ducker said. “I think technology will lead, and sociological issues will lag, in this particular case.”
For sure, the future of self-driving vehicles is still very much up in the air.
Newsmax Finance Insider Lauren Fix warns that from her personal experience, self-driving vehicles aren’t quite ready to go solo, just yet.
“I went for a