Arizona Companies Stoking the Fires of Innovation with Successful Driverless Semi-Truck Test Drive on Open Roads.

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A self-driving truck developed by TuSimple, like this one, was used in an 80-mile test drive of the automated technology in Arizona on Dec. 22, 2021. (Courtesy of TuSimple)

On Dec. 22, a long-distance test of a driverless big-rig truck cab in Arizona went off without a hitch, marking the first live demonstration of a completely autonomous long-haul vehicle on public roads in the world.

TuSimple Holdings stated on Dec. 29 that the specifically upgraded Class 8 semi-truck has completed an 80-mile test run without the presence of a human.

“By achieving this momentous technical milestone, we demonstrated the advanced capabilities of TuSimple’s autonomous driving system and the commercial maturity of our testing process, prioritizing safety and collaboration every step of the way,” said Cheng Lu, president and CEO of TuSimple, a San Diego-based autonomous driving technology company.

The test, according to Lu, “reinforces what we believe is our unique position at the forefront of autonomous trucking, delivering advanced driving technology at commercial scale.”

“This year we were laser-focused on putting our technology through a rigorous test on open public roads under real-world conditions, and to see all our hard work and dedication come together is extremely rewarding.”

“Along the journey, TuSimple’s Autonomous Driving System (ADS) successfully navigated surface streets, traffic signals, on-ramps, off-ramps, emergency lane vehicles, and highway lane changes in open traffic, while naturally interacting with other motorists,” TuSimple explained.

To guarantee public safety, the test drive was conducted in close conjunction with the Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT) and local law enforcement. The nearly two-hour nighttime journey began at a big railroad yard in Tucson, Arizona, and traveled over 80 miles on public roads and major highways, including I-40, to a high-volume distribution center in the Phoenix metro region.

To guarantee public safety, the test drive was carried out in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT) and local law enforcement.

A survey truck followed the automated semi cab for five to six miles throughout the test run, looking for odd situations that could pose a safety threat. The vehicle was trailed by a “chase van” team to ensure the automated system was working properly. From start to finish, the driverless test was observed by unmarked law enforcement vehicles.

A survey truck followed the automated semi cab for five to six miles throughout the test run, looking for odd situations that could pose a safety threat. The vehicle was trailed by a “chase van” team to ensure the automated system was working properly.

From start to finish, the driverless test was observed by unmarked law enforcement vehicles.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, “Autonomous vehicles is a worldwide emerging technology, with much of the testing and commercial deployment taking place in Arizona,” And according to Department of Transportation, at least nine businesses have applied to test self-driving vehicles in Arizona.

The Arizona Trucking Association is a member of TuSimple.

The company’s successful test drive of an autonomous long-haul truck in Arizona, according to Association president Anthony Bradley, is a step forward for driverless technology.

“From a safety perspective, some of the automatic technology is very encouraging [and shows] great promise. It will likely improve safety for people on the road,” Bradley told The Epoch Times.

Bradley, on the other hand, does not believe that technology will render humans obsolete very soon.

“What we envision is an environment where the driver is not in the vehicle,” Bradley said, adding that “there will be an operator” in the early phases. “A driver does a lot more to ensure the security and safety of that commercial load.” He claims that the automated technology will allow the human operator to “will allow more efficient use of time.”

Bradley compared driverless technology to a commercial airliner’s automatic pilot, which allows pilots to transition from manual to automatic operation so they may focus on other tasks.

Because the vehicle still requires a live operator for other jobs, it’s unclear whether the new automation will help alleviate the current nationwide shortage of truck drivers, which is already more than 80,000 in 2021.

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) claims on its website that “automated vehicles promise to make transportation safer, cheaper, and faster.” “They spark the opportunity to reduce road congestion and fuel consumption and ultimately increase productivity.”

The authority also expects that automated vehicles would generate economic opportunities in a $7 trillion worldwide “passenger economy” by 2050, stating that “Arizona is the proving ground for this transformative innovation.”

Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona signed an executive order in 2015 encouraging the testing and operation of driverless vehicles.

Other businesses have also used Arizona as a test bed for self-driving vehicle development.

Another technology firm, Waymo, is testing fully driverless vehicles in Arizona.

Plus, a business located in the United States, is also releasing an automated driving system for large trucks, with product delivery scheduled for 2022.

At the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, agricultural vehicle manufacturer Deere & Co. unveiled a 40,000-pound autonomous tractor prototype.

Arizona seems to be stoking the fire that is the fourth industrial revolution, encouraging competitors to step up their results. It wont be long before the trucking industry is replaced despite the claims of these companies. The facts are that the technology is here and it is available. Most of the technological innovations you may have thought to be impossible 15 years ago are right around the corner, and are simply lacking funding & legislature.

Ultimately the pressure of technological innovation is moving faster than our governments ability to take hold of it. This can be seen globally with the decentralization of monetary systems, and blockchain metaverse integrated systems. Software is eating away at our very way of life, and it’s all for the sake of innovation and prosperity. To me this seems like an appendage of sorts to God’s plan for humanity as time goes on. Many say that these are dangerous developments yet they don’t understand that they want EVERY SINGLE car on the road to be capable of driving using interconnected self driving systems to avoid accidents. Without open eyes you can’t witness the upward and downward trends around you. Without humble open ears, you could miss the writing on the wall, and continue to live for the world. Stay inquisitive in the word of God, and the world around you.

“The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world.”

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

The world economic forum most certainly does not have our best interest in mind, and plans to take advantage of the “window of opportunity” that the plandemic has provided for them. Above is a graph made by Klaus with seven points revolving around the goal. The Great Reset.

These seven points are in question:

  • Strengthening Regional Development.
  • Revitalizing Global Cooperation.
  • Developing Sustainable Business Models.
  • Restoring the Health of the Environment.
  • Redesigning Social Contracts, Skills and Jobs.
  • Shaping the Economic Recovery.
  • Harnessing the 4th Industrial Revolution.

As profoundly vague as some of these points are, that’s good for Klaus. Because that means he can make up the rules as he goes. With broad strokes of totalitarianism, the perfect world can be manufactured in Klaus’ mind.

Strengthening Regional Development

As i stated above, most of these are very vague and nothing seems to come up on the World Economic Forum’s site when you search ‘Strengthening Regional Development World Economic Forum’. However the United nations has a heavy PDF packet of information linked here detailing their intentions in ‘Meeting the Challenges in an Era of Globalization by Strengthening Regional Development Cooperation’. That’s the very long drawn out title of this packet. I’d advise anyone reading to look into this packet and note that there are obvious economic benefits to their plan. That has to happen so they can prop up their social constructs and new age social norms.

The great reset is a welcome recognition that this human tragedy be a wake up call. it is imperative that we reimagine, rebuild, redesign, reinvigorate, and rebalance our world. Rebalancing investment, harnessing science and technology, and advancing the transition to net zero emissions. All these are fundamental elements to the great reset, and are fundamental to building the future we need.

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Revitalizing Global Cooperation

Once more, a vague mention of global cooperation. There is so much room for biblical prophecy to be fulfilled when Klaus brings world peace into the picture. Because technocracy isn’t the common mans idea of a peaceful world. Only time will tell us what the WEF has in mind to instill global cooperation.

Developing Sustainable Business Models

The World Economic forum posted an article on its site named ‘A business model for sustainability’. Which detailed how ‘Business leaders must recognize that in global value chains, there is no way to outsource environmental or social responsibility. On the contrary, multinational companies can and must use their extended supply chains to drive change and improve the quality of life in the markets where they operate.‘ To drive it home, they brought in global emissions data projections for up to the mid century according to their plans.

Restoring The Health Of The Environment

Ultimately this rabbit-hole leads to technological symbiosis in which biology merges with technology. But Klaus doesn’t want that point to be brought to the table. In the mean time, the concerns addressed by the WEF are more so targeted towards restoring the balance. Which could easily be done with the conscious and physical embrace of the 4th industrial revolution. We’re already seeing that with the fundamental practice of MRNA technology as researchers have found ways to use modified mRNA to make advances in anti-aging research.

Redesigning Social Contracts, Skills and Jobs

Basically, this is the implication that we’re going to see parallel infrastructure between physical reality, and the digital world. Both providing a new perspective on reality. The Adecco Group wrote an article backing the inevitable movement and detailed their high expectations in the quote below.

Discussing how the pandemic will impact our economies, Andrey Kostin, President and Chairman of the Management Board of Russia’s VTB Bank, said that while we all have embraced digital tools as a quick fix, people will not want to live like this forever. He warned that too high expectations are currently pinned to digital companies, which could potentially lead to asset bubbles further down the road. Mr. Shanmugaratnam believes that the world will need to adjust to the new reality. The possible solution is some form of a hybrid economy that marries both reliance on digital tools and face-to-face interaction.

The next point is Shaping the Economic Recovery. But theres no reason for a header because it’s merely the execution of all these plans that leads to the economic recovery in the first place. With that being said, it all ties back into the fourth industrial revolution. Klaus is very intent on ushering it in, so let’s talk about it.

Harnessing The 4th Industrial Revolution

It’s no surprise that someone would step up and attempt to harness a wildfire of technological innovation. Nor is it a surprise that people are wise enough to know it’s not a good idea.The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a way of describing the blurring of boundaries between the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It’s a fusion of advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, genetic engineering, quantum computing, and other technologies.

It’s the collective force behind many products and services that are fast becoming indispensable to modern life. Things like GPS systems that suggest the fastest route to a destination, voice-activated virtual assistants such as Apple’s Siri, personalized Netflix recommendations, and Facebook’s ability to recognize your face and tag you in a friend’s photo.

So if you take this information into account, and watch American politics through the lense Klaus Schwab’s intentions, you’ll have a pretty wide frame of reference. It’s not far fetched to say that a technocratic dystopia is just over the horizon. Stay inquisitive in the word of God, and the world around you.

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