Artificial intelligence is a great solution for reducing costs in the transportation industry. Self-driving vehicles bring about great changes to the supply chain and significantly reduce costs in logistics. AI technology is going to automate not only cars, but also trucks, vans, and buses, allowing them to transport goods faster and more efficiently. However, driverless trucks might not be coming out particularly soon, but semi-autonomous vehicles are on the rise. AI solutions for the logistics industry will have a huge impact.
Logistics companies are already utilising autonomous driving systems. Trucks travel in a certain direction while following a lead truck with a human driver. They synchronize braking, accelerating, and steering, which enables them to enhance freight capacity and minimize costs.
However, many countries require the driver to be in the vehicle so they can fully control the situation on the road and analyze possible risks. Of course, this may be changed in the future.
An excellent example of an autonomous vehicle is the Rolls-Royce. The British enterprise cooperates with Intel to develop autonomous ships
. This tool has several interesting features, for example, it can recognize and define objects in the water, monitor engine conditions, and choose the optimal routes. As a result, delivery speeds are increased.