Some people advertise self-driving trucks to be an answer to the truck driver shortage. However, the reality is that the technology is not enough ready for prime time. However, in many places testing of self-driving trucks is proceeding. Self- driving trucks may be on the road prior the end of this decade.
Who are the major players?
Major players in the testing stage involve Otto, Daimler, as well as Tesla. Freightliner and other chief truck manufacturers are preparing or testing driverless, self-driving or semi-autonomous trucks. Moreover, the US Army is cooperating with Otto to test semi-autonomous army vehicles in convoys.