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New U-M Study Assesses the Impact of Automation on Long-Haul Trucking

March 15, 2022

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Presented by Michigan News

As automation evolves, long-haul trucking – defined as transport that covers more than 150 miles – could be seriously impacted. A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University assessed how and where automation might replace operator hours in long-haul trucking. Parth Vaishnav, study co-author and assistant professor of sustainable systems at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, discusses their novel analysis and shares insights on potential economic and political ramifications.

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