315: How Truckers Can Stop The Automation Revolution

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Teslas Automation Revolution

Tesla announced their newest contribution to the automation revolution: a new electric semi-truck. It’s sleek, safe, and high performing (also, not cheap, though the total cost of ownership should be lower). But this is one step in a much bigger trend to automate semi-trucks. For example, a new law to install ELDs (Electric Logging Devises) is already one huge step in automating the tracking of drivers… Drivers, btw, don’t love these new devices. There’s definitely some friction with something called the “Golden Triangle of Freedom”. We dive deep into each of these in our show.

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Automation Revolution Show Notes

Everything We Learned From The Tesla Show by Zac Estrada, The Verge

Despite All The Excitement Around The Announcement, The Model 3 Is Still The Most Important by Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge
“But last night’s event at least gave visual clues about the company Musk wants Tesla to be at the start of the new decade. There’s a fun and functional side with both the Roadster and Semi, and further proof Tesla wants to be in every corner of the transportation world.”

An Ex-Trucker (Who Was On The Job For 9 Months) Has Some Questions For Musk by Jonathon Ramsey,Engadget

At $150,000 Dollars, The Semis Are More Expensive Up Front, But Potentially Cheaper Over Their Lifetime by Thuy Ong, The Verge

Walmart Pre-ordered a Few by Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge

Tesla Semi Can Do Convoys by Darrell Etherington,TechCrunch

Tesla’s Roadster Can Do 0-60 In 1.9 Seconds, And Maybe Better by Jon Fingas, Engadget

The First Big Step In Automating Big Rigs Is Already Here by Vox, via Digg

The Golden Triangle of Freedom: Freedom requires virtue, which requires faith, which requires freedom