Self-driving cars seem to be popping up in the news a lot recently, as the technology has improved, and we are looking at the use of these vehicles coming into play in the near future. For the construction industry this technology could be revolutionary. Having self-driving vehicles, such as diggers could be a huge help and save a lot of time and money on manual labour in the future. Letting your vehicle do the work for you can open up a lot of opportunities to improve your productivity on site and speed up the construction process, allowing you more time to take on more projects overall.
This technology has been frowned upon by some workers as they believe it could led to the end of skilled machinery operators in construction, however others are saying that this is not true as people will always be needed to supervise and step in for more advanced work or if something goes wrong. This machinery at first will only be able to help with basic to moderate work, human skill will probably always be needed for more advanced work. Using this technology is also allowing construction companies to employ less skilled employees as they don’t need to train all their workers in using machinery as most of the work will be covered. This is good news for a lot of people who are just trying to break into the construction industry, as well as for the companies who will have a larger pool of applicants to choose from and allow for lower paid employees.