In recent years, motorists have shared the road with increasingly capable evolutions of self-driving commercial motor vehicles (CMV). At first, “self-driving” meant obstacle detection and collision avoidance. Then, in October of 2016, Uber’s former subsidiary Otto (now Uber ATG) succeeded in delivering 45,000 cans of Budweiser Beer with a 100% on-highway driverless solution.
Technology continues to progress, and manufacturers are striving to create a fully autonomous CMV that may eventually eliminate the need for CDL drivers altogether.
With true driverless technology on the horizon, the entire industry is asking, “How are we going to insure this?”
It might not come as a surprise