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UPS has been quietly delivering cargo using self-driving trucks

UPS has been quietly delivering cargo using self-driving trucks

UPS automated trucks are roaming a 100-mile stretch between Phoenix and Tucson with cargo for over three months, courtesy of their minority stake in automated trucking startup TuSimple. The tractor trailers are outfitted with nine cameras, as well as LiDAR sensors, those spinning contraptions often attached to the roofs of self-driving vehicles to help them ’see.’

michael zubas
michael zubas 1 year

and just when you thought it was just the Auto Olants that get Robots? nope. every line of buisness is trying to find ways to take the worker out of the work. less people to pay.

Brandon 1 year

Planes will fly and land themselves but we still have pilots. I'd say another 20 years before the transportation industry is fully automated.

Wholly 1 year

If they have two people on board, how can it be 30% cheaper? (I do understand "eventually", but this can't be saving anyone money "yet")

Rudy Concepcion
Rudy Concepcion 1 year

Can’t remember where I heard it but some people were bleating that the trucking industry wouldn’t be automated for at least another 50-80 years. Looks like they were wrong lol.

ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing
ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing 1 year

Interesting, I wonder how long until they are confident enough in the system to remove the driver?

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