Artificial intelligence is a great solution for reducing costs in the transportation industry. Self-driving vehicles bring great changes to the supply chain and significant cost reduction in logistics. AI technology is going to automate not only cars but also trucks, vans, buses to transport goods faster and efficiently. However, driverless trucks might not be coming out soon but semi-autonomous vehicles are on the rise of their popularity.
Today, logistics companies are applying autonomous driving systems. Trucks travel in a direction, 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, in many countries, the government considers that the driver has to be in the vehicle to fully control the situation on the road and analyze possible risks. Of course, this statement may be changed in the future.
The great example of an autonomous vehicle is Rolls-Royce. The 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 condition, and choose the optimal routes. As a result, the delivery speed becomes higher.