Driverless convoy: Will truckers lose out to software?
However, a radical new driverless truck being trialled by Daimler may offer a solution.
Earlier this month, the automotive giant was granted the first licence ever to test such a vehicle on a public highway by the US state of Nevada.
Using a combination of GPS, radar and video cameras, the Freightliner Inspiration can drive by itself on open stretches of road, freeing a driver to take breaks, check his emails and even watch DVDs.
The catch is that a qualified person must remain in front of the wheel at all times so they can take control if something goes wrong.
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