When we think of artificial intelligence (or AI), we tend to link it to science fiction. The truth is, AI is all around us and we typically don't even notice. Presently, we use AI or automation in almost everything we do. Whether you’re asking Siri for a recipe or just driving down the road, AI is deployed to make life simpler and less stressful. Even more exciting is that in recent years, the transportation industry has made huge strides in implementing AI that keeps people safe.
Artificial Intelligence in vehicles can come in many forms, from simple cruise control to self-driving vehicles. Adding AI to commercial trucks, like advanced driver assistance systems and self-monitoring predictive maintenance systems, can decrease downtime and can prevent at least 40% of accidents. Automating commercial vehicles can increase asset productivity by nearly 20% and reduce costs by about 45%. AI in the transportation industry has projected a growth of about ten billion dollars by the year 2030.
In the last few decades, advancements in technology have rapidly changed the world around us. Consequently, artificial intelligence and automation have become a new cornerstone for safety in the design and manufacture of heavy trucks. While these advancements have produced much cleaner, safer vehicles, unlike SCI-FI movies of the past, we’re at no risk of any robot uprising soon.