Budweiser has become the first to company to drive a self-driving 18-wheeler that contained 51,744 cans of their beer.
Their delivery was a 120-mile trip through Colorado that went from Fort Collins, Denver to Colorado Springs.
“This shipment is the next step towards our vision for safe and productive future across our highways,” Uber-owned company, Otto said in a press release “Truck drivers will have the opportunity to rest during long stretches of highway while the truck continues to drive and make a money for them.”
The company also said, “When you’ll see a truck driving down the road with nobody in the front seat, you’ll know that it’s highly unlikely to get into a collision, drive aggressively, or waste a single drop of fuel.”
The driver for the the test trip was present inside the 18-wheeler, but he stayed in the “sleeper” car the entire trip.
This was a $680 million operation and as Uber said about their relationship with Anheuser-Busch, it was, “just the beginning.”
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