One day, container trucks would drive on the street of Lagos with style. No more unlatched containers, no more falling, no emissions. Not just that, no more drivers too (good or bad?).
Self-driving trucks are taking over and they are being tested across Europe already. Instead of what you see at Apapa port today, expect to see something like this Volvo Autonomous Electric Carrier which was inked by industrial product design student, Kaan Karagoz.
He got his inspiration from a movie “Logan”.. and the Turkish student noticed the problems with manned trucks. So he decided to design a carrier with no driver which increases cargo space, making it aerodynamically efficient, more balanced and easier to maneuver. You can also load the truck from all directions instead of what we used to have that permitted loading from the rear or side only.