Uber’s Self-Driving Truck Makes 120 Mile Journey

One of the most anticipated uses of autonomous vehicle technology is for larger vehicles making long-haul drives, like trucks. Uber launched self-driving cars in Pittsburgh in September, and now are showing their self-driving truck. Otto, a San Francisco based startup that was acquired by Uber last year, outfitted the truck with their self driving software and hardware technology. The 18 wheeler started off in Fort Collins, Colorado and drove 120 miles to Colorado Springs to deliver 50,000 cans of Budweiser. Once on the highway, the human driver in the truck left the driver’s seat and spent the trip in a sleeping area.

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