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BEER RUN! Self-Driving Truck Goes 120-Plus Miles On Delivery

Oct. 25, 2016 8:26 AM ET

(AP) — Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado.

The company says it teamed with self-driving truck maker, Otto, and the state of Colorado for the feat. The trailer, loaded with Budweiser beer, began the self-driving trip at a weigh station in Fort Collins, Colorado, and ran along Interstate 25 through Denver before wrapping up in Colorado Springs.

The company says a professional truck driver was on board for the entire route and monitored the trip from the cab’s sleeper berth. It didn’t say when the shipment took place.

Anheuser-Busch says it hopes to see self-driving technology widely deployed.

Otto was recently acquired by Uber.

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, one of Otto's self-driving, big-rig trucks leaves the garage for a test drive during a demonstration at the Otto headquarters in San Francisco. Anheuser-Busch announced on Oct. 25, 2016, that it teamed up with Otto for a 120-plus mile beer delivery that marked the world's first by a self-driving truck. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
FILE – In this Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, one of Otto’s self-driving, big-rig trucks leaves the garage for a test drive during a demonstration at the Otto headquarters in San Francisco. Anheuser-Busch announced on Oct. 25, 2016, that it teamed up with Otto for a 120-plus mile beer delivery that marked the world’s first by a self-driving truck. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

 

 

source:http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2016/Anheuser-Busch-says-it-has-completed-the-world-s-first-commercial-shipment-by-self-driving-truck-a-journey-of-more-than-120-miles-through-Colorado/id-c6212365680842c48f47b40665407f8c

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