- Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang predicts driverless trucks will lead to suicides and violence.
- Yang said he thinks there’s a good chance that truck drivers will “park their trucks across the highway” and “get their guns out” to demand their jobs back.
- Yang said he expects automated trucks to start taking shifts away from drivers within six to 10 years.
DC: The implementation of driverless trucks will lead to suicides and “an outbreak of violence,” according to Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
Yang said he thinks it’s inevitable that some of America’s 3.5 million truck drivers will react violently to being replaced by driverless trucks.
“There’s going to be a lot of passion, a lot of resistance to this. Anyone who thinks truck drivers are just going to shrug and say, ‘Alright, I had a good run. I’ll just go home and figure it out’ — that’s not going to be their response,” Yang said Tuesday in an interview with podcast host Joe Rogan. READ MORE