World’s First Commercial Driverless Delivery: 45,000 Cans of Beer

by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Mish Talk

Otto, a driverless technology company bought out by Uber, just completed its first driverless mission.

It was a beer run of 45,000 to 50,000 cans of Budweiser from an Anheuser-Busch facility in Loveland, Colorado to a destination in Colorado Springs, about 120 miles away.

A quick check of my calendar says this is still 2016, not 2045, not 2030, and not the twelfth of never.

A driver did take the truck from Loveland to a weigh station in Fort Collins but from that location Otto took over for 100 miles without driver intervention.

A human driver then completed the city delivery.

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