Otto and Budweiser self-driving-truck

The world’s first shipment by self-driving truck, a 120-mile journey with no driver in front seat.

Otto and Budweiser just made the first shipment by self-driving truck.

The autonomous truck had a professional driver, that simply monitored the progress, behind the driver’s seat.

Otto and Budweiser self-driving-truck

Otto said:

“Our professional driver was out of the driver’s seat for the entire 120-mile journey down I-25, monitoring the self-driving system from the sleeper berth in the back.”

Otto is designing a new approach to modern transportation, starting with self-driving trucks.

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. We believe it’s our responsibility to bring safer, self-driving technology to the road.

Otto and Budweiser self-driving-truck

via inhabitat

source Otto