Here Is The World’s First Self-Driving Truck By Uber. The automobile industry is changing day by day. But, can you imagine that a self-driving truck has made its virgin journey across Colorado? Can you ever think about that? Yes, the miracle has happened, and Uber’s Otto has made the world’s first shipment without a driver.
Building self-driving vehicles clearly pose a challenge that even the world’s top technology giants can’t complete. Industry heavyweights like Google, Apple, and Tesla are already working on this, but Uber’s Otto, with the help of Swedish automaker ‘Volvo’ had finally made it.
The answer is Beer
Otto on Tuesday announced that it had partnered with Budweiser, the Great American Lager beer company and had created a milestone by completing the world’s first shipment by an 18-wheeler self-driving truck.
Uber’s truck division ‘Otto’ claimed that the beer run was the world’s first commercial shipment which is done by a fully autonomous semi-trailer truck.
Otto was founded in 2016 by Don Burnette, Lior Ron, Claire Delaunay, and Anthony Levandowski with about 90 active employees when Uber acquired it.
Uber’s driver was out of the driver’s seat for the entire 120-mile trip and here is the video of this first shipment by self driving truck.