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Uber's self-driving truck makes its first commercial delivery: beer

Uber's self-driving truck makes its first commercial delivery: beer

The first commercial shipment by a self-driving truck was a beer run.

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving trucking unit, Otto, said Tuesday that it partnered with brewing giant Anheuser-Busch Cos. to carry 51,744 cans of Budweiser on a shipment through Colorado.

“Yes, you can go out right now and buy a can of beer that was shipped by a self-driving truck,” Otto said.

With “full support from the state of Colorado,” Otto said, the white-and-red truck traveled from Fort Collins down Interstate 25 to Colorado Springs last Thursday “exit-to-exit without any human intervention.”

“Our professional driver was out of the...

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