Tuesday, October 25, 2016

"Uber Self-Driving Truck Packed With Budweiser Makes First Delivery in Colorado"

With a police cruiser in tow, the 18-wheeler cruised more than 120 miles while a truck driver hung out back in the sleeper cab, the companies said. The delivery appears to be mostly a stunt—proof that Otto, the self-driving vehicle group that Uber acquired in July, could successfully put an autonomous truck into the wild.

"We wanted to show that the basic building blocks of the technology are here; we have the capability of doing that on a highway," said Lior Ron, the president and co-founder of Uber's Otto unit. "We are still in the development stages, iterating on the hardware and software."

Via Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/59ai6j/uber_selfdriving_truck_packed_with_budweiser/?st=IUPX102G&sh=79504e8d


Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I'm gonna need a car.

Flip, flip, flip

A fast car.

Flip, . . . flip

Faster than that.

Sixty Grit said...

Bud, in Colorado. Heresy.

Leland said...

So I'm sure they had a chase car following. It would have been cool if it was a 1976 black Trans Am.

EMD said...

With a police cruiser in tow

Your tax dollars at work!

In a regular truck, Uber/Budweiser is paying for the driver. In this scenario, we're paying for an escort. Great.