The future is now: A self-driving truck just made the first driverless commercial shipment in the world. And what did the autonomous truck deliver? Why, beer, of course.
“The incredible success of this pilot shipment is an example of what is possible,” Otto co-founder Lior Ron told Newsweek. “By embracing this technology, we are actively contributing to the creation of a safer and more efficient transportation network. We are excited to have reached this milestone together, and look forward to further rolling out our technology on the nation’s highways.”
Maybe. Otto wants more and more autonomous trucks to hit the road soon – and so do state officials.
Shailen Bhatt, with Colorado’s Department of Transportation, said that more self-driving trucks will mean fewer driver-related deaths on Colorado roads.
“Colorado will continue working with Otto and others on how to safely deploy this technology on our roads,” she said.