Self-driving\u00a0cars may be on their way, but a\u00a0driverless\u00a0truck\u00a0has already arrived. Self-driving truck company Otto completed its first delivery in October, a 120-mile journey through Denver traffic with no one behind the wheel.In August, Uber bought\u00a0Otto for $680 million.\u00a0Morgan Stanley estimates that self-driving trucks could save the trucking industry $168 billion a year, and about $70 billion of that would come from labor savings.About 3.5 million Americans work in trucking,\u00a0one of the last well-paying fields\u00a0available to people without a college education.\u00a0Self-driving technology could soon replace some of those workers.Self-driving trucks are expected to take over highways\u00a0sooner than self-driving cars because highway driving is an easier technological challenge to solve. \u201cThere\u2019s hopefully no pedestrians, there\u2019s no stop lights, it\u2019s easier to automate or have a self-driving vehicle on the highway most of the day,\u201d Otto co-founder\u00a0Lior Ron told\u00a0VICE News correspondent\u00a0Ravi Somaiya in Denver.Otto trucks use a variety of sensors\u00a0to read\u00a0the road to decide when to accelerate, steer, or hit the brakes. Otto\u00a0claims its technology is likely much safer than a human driver.So, you’ve been replaced by 3 LIDARs, a camera, and a radar?Yes.Otto is still testing its trucks, but it expects to sell a kit for tens of thousands of dollars\u00a0to make any truck\u00a0drive itself.This segment originally aired Oct. 25, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.