Truck, highway, generic, heavy vehicle, file photo
Truck, highway, generic, heavy vehicle, file photo Kirstin Payne

Automation future 'full of robot trucks'

THERE has been a lot of talk and debate recently about what impact increasing automation will have on our workforce, national productivity and individual and collective economic prosperity.

Social media followers shared their thoughts on automation.

George Johnson: For Sydney to Melbourne trips, it would be ideal as so many drivers fall asleep on a good concrete highway. This would prevent accidents, The driver can take over when delivering freight in the city, same as planes they fly themselves.

Timothy Smith: 20 years: No drivers at all. 30 years: Full warehouse and factory automation. 60 years: Beating each other with sticks out of desperate boredom.

Mike Williams: Bring on the robot trucks. Won't it be fun when they discover how much free work is done by line haul drivers. Who will the cops book?

Kenny Cummins: It will work IF EVERYTHING on the road is automated

Stan Lyall: Automated warehousing? ? Already a reality. .. Coopers brewery in Adelaide had automated driverless forklifts. I know because I've delivered them there.

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