The first driverless cars will actually be a bunch of trucks

Thanks to the blogosphere hype machine, most people associate automated, driverless vehicles with the cute, self-driving Google car. Google’s technology is charming, and suggests an idyllic morning commute in which we’re all chauffeured to work by robots. But the future of driverless vehicles is much more mundane. Trucks. The future of driverless driving is all about trucks. So forget about that sensor-equipped Volkswagen Passat, and get ready for a 40-ton Peterbuilt 18-wheeler.