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These are trucks that do whatever the hell they want. They don’t listen to anybody. Maybe they’ll take you to the pickup, maybe they won’t. Maybe they’ll go the consignee’s, maybe they won’t. It all depends on how they feel.
Driverless? Up to a point, maybe. Autonomous trucks are not stupid. If they don’t have to drive themselves, they’ll let you do it while they watch the Cartoon Channel on your TV. In case you’ve been wondering, that’s the real reason autonomous trucks haven’t caught on.