The future of the trucking industry in North America depends on our continued advancements in safety, cost and productivity. Sensors, actuators, computers and information are key to our ability to accomplish these goals. Unfortunately, the industry is faced with a bottleneck of constrained power and insufficient communications speed.
It is worse than my first home built in the 1950s that had a 60-amp power distribution box and relied on magazines, newspapers, broadcast television and radio for information. Today, my home has a 300-amp service, a 48-amp charger just for my electric vehicle, multiple cameras for security, high-speed internet, wireless home controls for lights and wireless phone connections.