World’s First Commercial Shipment by Autonomous Vehicle Delivers…

Oct 26, 2016

  1. Brian Anderson
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    Autonomous commercial vehicles are coming - and they’re bringing beer!

    Via the Denver Post:

    A self-driving tractor-trailer carried a load of Budweiser beer more than 120 miles to Colorado Springs from Fort Collins last week in what Anheuser-Busch says was the world’s first commercial shipment by an autonomous vehicle.

    “This milestone marks the first time in history that a self-driving vehicle has shipped commercial cargo, making it a landmark achievement for self-driving technology, the state of Colorado, and the transportation industry,” the brewer said on Tuesday.


    Here in Colorado, almost surprised the cargo wasn’t marijuana. The vehicle was curiously named "Otto" - but not after the "indulging" bus driver from The Simpsons - rather the Uber-owned self-driving truck maker is called Otto.

    Wonder how this trip was insured? Guess you could call it an “emerging market.”

    Semi completes first self-driving commercial shipment through Fort Collins-Colorado Springs beer run – The Denver Post
     
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    Norwayguy I have spent way too much time here.

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    So let's say vehicle 1 cuts off semi and causes crash with vehicle 3 can you see the lawyer....this corporation cut costs and didn't even care enough to have a real driver on board.
     
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