Professional Drivers Fear Job Loss to Robotic Vehicles
Sept. 26, 2017
The Detriot News writes about the prospect of self-driving cars, trucks and buses has sparked alarm about job losses among professional drivers, one of the largest employment sectors for those without a college education.
Peter Pantuso, president and CEO of the American Bus Association, offered an optimistic prognosis for commercial bus drivers, also drawing a parallel to the airline industry.
“I think a vehicle that has 50 to 60 people on board is one of the last vehicles that you will become fully automated,” he said. “Even then, you still have sort of a pilot sitting in the seat.”