Otto and Budweiser: First Shipment by Self-Driving Truck
The first delivery by self-driving truck, by Otto and Budweiser.
Otto is designing a new approach to modern transportation, starting with self-driving trucks.
They believe it’s their responsibility to bring safer, self-driving technology to the road.
Long-haul transit is vital for nearly 70% of the things we buy, yet hundreds of thousands of preventable trucking accidents happen each year on American highways. The feel trucks are causing an unacceptable number of fatalities every year, and truck drivers have experienced a gradual decline in quality of life as conditions worsen and expectations rise.
This is what has compelled Otto to deliver the self-driving technology that will help transform our transportation system and bring safety to our roads.
The driver was able to take a backseat for the journey, monitoring the vehicle’s progress as it travelled along the I-25 through Denver.
The trailer, loaded with 50,000 Budweiser beers, began the self-driving trip at a weigh station in Fort Collins before setting off down Interstate 25.
Highways are the backbone of America. They are the country’s original network, and have sparked new communities and businesses in their wake. Today, U.S. interstate highways total 222,000 miles and carry the 4.3 million commercial trucks that have become just as powerful a symbol of the American transportation system as the roads themselves.
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