Professional Drivers Fear Job Loss to Robotic Vehicles

Professional Drivers Fear Job Loss to Robotic Vehicles
Detriot News
Keith Lang
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.”

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About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


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