The study: Released today by traffic analytics firm Inrix, the report looked at roads around the US and found that I-5 from the Canadian border to Northern California is the best place in the country to deploy autonomous trucks.
Why? Robot trucks are likely to produce more consistent and safe driving conditions, but they are an expensive investment. The study looked for routes that had the greatest potential for commercial return and safety improvements. The I-5 path, for example, scored well because of its congestion and high number of accidents, as well as its length.