Making Life on the Road Easier for Truckers with AI-Infused Autonomy


Episode 2 of “I am AI” docuseries explores safer conditions for truck drivers.

Truck drivers haul most of the freight that traverses the U.S. With long hours, mounting demand to fulfill online orders, and the perils of navigating everything from snowstorms and to rush hour traffic, it can be a stressful job.

Episode 2 of our “I am AI” docuseries explores how PACCAR, the maker of Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF brand trucks, is exploring AI to ease their burden.

At its technical center in the northwest corner of Washington state, the 25,000-person, $17 billion-a-year company is making advances in automating semi-trucks — with the potential of providing relief for overworked drivers.

PACCAR has recently opened an innovation center in Silicon Valley that will coordinate next-generation product development and identify emerging technologies that will benefit future vehicle performance.