2020 was supposed to be the year of self-driving cars. That’s what General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Waymo and many others preached several years ago, anyway. But as 2020 begins to wind down, it turns out developing autonomous vehicles that are safe and reliable is much harder than anyone thought.
Many experts now believe automation could come to long-haul truckings first. Long-hauls trucks deal mainly with highways, which reduces the complexity of the autonomous vehicle system. Also, many self-driving car companies have zero revenue and high operating costs.