Otto, Uber’s autonomous truck branch, started to cooperate with Anheuser-Busch, a beer manufacturing company, to carry its first cargo to a brick-and-mortar store in Colorado.
The vehicle has lidar sensors, radar, and cameras installed on it helping it avoid obstacles and other traffic participants during its journey covering a 132-mile route starting at Fort Collins and finishing at Colorado Springs. There was a driver inside the truck but he was just monitoring autonomous driving process while the dedicated computer was operating to keep the vehicle going. As Otto claims, the truck didn’t need any interference from the human driver who was inside. The truck provided the delivery of 51,744 cans of Budweiser to the consumers.
Uber’s division officials claim that other traffic participants may rest assured that using the autonomous driving technology, its trucks move safer and more efficiently than vehicles operated by a human.