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How Autonomous Trucking Affects Vehicle Security 

How Autonomous Trucking Affects Vehicle Security 

There have been automated transportation services in many other industries already, and this can be a real solution for the trucking industry.

Around the globe, we heavily rely on trucks to move products to where they have to be. Trucking jobs have been the backbone of many communities and are so crucial in keeping people employed. However, the industry has suffered a bit of a driver shortage, and the current pandemic is not making it any easier. A lot of organizations are looking for new ways to understand autonomous driving, mostly within the trucking industry. There have been automated transportation services in many other industries already, and this can be a real solution for the trucking industry. Since the job is strenuous and requires drivers to spend days away from their families, many are looking to turn to autonomous trucking. But what does this mean for security? Read on to learn how autonomous trucking affects vehicle security!

Why Are Trucks Now Being Automated?

It is hard to get people to work as truckers already. Still, we also see an increased need as more and more products are being shipped all throughout the world – whether through cargo ports, airplanes, and across international borders. Usually, the best ways to get these products into customers’ hands require proper planning with some cutting-edge technology, like autonomous trucking. There are many benefits to using automated driving processes for this very purpose. An automated truck never has to stop for food or rest. Backed by the right algorithms and artificial intelligence, it could even be the case that automated trucking is even safer and reduces the possibility of anyone being hurt. Between creating brand new efficiencies and ensuring everyone on the road is safe, there are various reasons we want to invest in autonomous trucking.

How Does Autonomous Trucking Impact Vehicle Security?

One crucial aspect of creating an effective vehicle inspection technology is the idea of accountability. If you look at someone’s license, you are able to instantly identify a driver and check it with a current system. Autonomous trucks also might not have that same level of accountability if they’re used in a terrorist attack, where things might be tricky to find out who was in control. Something like this is possible with connected cars already. An autonomous truck might not have that same accountability level, and authenticating them might create some challenges. The companies that built the artificial intelligence might be at fault, or the truck’s manufacturer, or the company that hired the artificial intelligence, or just some other third-party company who might be hard to track due to the current nature of this kind of technology.

Gatekeeper Security has a wide selection of ever-improving security technologies that can work with autonomous technology. Give us a call today to learn a bit more!

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