Archived Letter – 1299

Dear Editor,

Forward collision slow-down and braking decisions made by self-driving electronics on transports should prevent these deadly accidents on Ontario’s highways and other roads. This electronic device should not let the driver over-ride; only if there is a power failure announcement.
Since early October, autonomous trucks built and operated by the startup Embark have been hauling Frigidaire refrigerators 650 miles along the I-10 freeway, from a warehouse in El Paso, Texas, to a distribution center in Palm Springs, California. A human driver rides in the cab to monitor the computer chauffeur for now, but the ultimate goal of this (auto) pilot program is to dump the fleshbag and let the trucks rumble solo down the highway.

Yours truly ,
Peter Flemming

Peter Flemming