|Self-driving truck delivering a truckload of Budweiser beer.|
Some days back, a truck not only drove itself for about 120 miles (192 kilometers) from Fort Collins, Colorado through to Denver, Colorado Springs, USA on the I 25, it delivered a truckload of Budweiser beer from point of production to the destination safely. All while the human driver was cozying in the sleeper compartment but also keeping an eye on things.
This feat was pulled off courtesy of the efforts of Otto and Anheuser-Busch. Otto developed a self-driving technology so that truck drivers can rest during long stretches of long-distance highway driving and hopes this technology can help extend working hours without a compromise on safety.
A happy Otto co-founder Lior Ron after the delivery said; “the incredible success of this pilot shipment is an example of what is possible when you deploy self-driving technology. It also showcases the importance of collaboration with forward-looking states like Colorado and innovative companies like Anheuser-Busch.
“By embracing this technology, both organizations are actively contributing to the creation of a safer and more efficient transportation network. We are excited to have reached this milestone together, and look forward to further rolling out our technology on the nation’s highways.”
Otto is currently working with Uber to further develop advanced self-driving technologies.
Like the famous saying; “good thinking……good product”.
|Images courtesy of Carscoops.|
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