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The future of self-driving trucks in Texas

Autonomous vehicles are the wave of the future, and self-driving trucks are set to revolutionize the trucking industry. The American Transportation Research Institute released a report that reveals that autonomous trucks will lead to significant changes in the trucking industry, leading to major regulatory reform and increased safety on the roadways.

Self-driving trucks have the potential to reduce crashes related to driver fatigue or error, but they aren't likely to take away jobs from truck operators. The law requires that a human operator is in the cab of the truck in case he or she needs to take over or make a correction that the truck's computer is not able to.

However, while there are already self-driving trucks on the road, there are a number of factors keeping them from being adopted on a large scale. The cost of large trucks is expected to increase by $30,000 to pay for all the technology that's required for them to operate. Infrastructure upgrades, improved signage and smoother highways are also needed in order for the new trucks to work properly.

While self-driving trucks may reduce the risk of truck accidents, they are still a long way from completely replacing human truck drivers. In the meantime, crashes involving large trucks still represent a large risk, and they can cause even more damage than those involving standard vehicles. Accidents can lead to massive injuries and substantial damage to the vehicles involved, and insurance companies and trucking companies may balk at paying for these expenses. A lawyer can help someone ascertain the appropriate compensation for such an accident and assist him or her with deciding how to best pursue this restitution.

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