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Posted: October 27, 2016

Self-driving truck makes 120-mile trek, delivers beer

This October 2016 photo provided by Anheuser-Busch shows a self-driving truck that delivers beer, in Colorado. Anheuser-Busch said it completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado. (Kyle Bullington/Otto/Anheuser-Busch via AP)
This October 2016 photo provided by Anheuser-Busch shows a self-driving truck that delivers beer, in Colorado. Anheuser-Busch said it completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado. (Kyle Bullington/Otto/Anheuser-Busch via AP)

By Greg Brown

KOKI-TV – Tulsa, Okla.

DENVER —

Otto and Anheuser-Busch announced Tuesday that the two companies have completed the world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck.

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Otto’s self-driving truck hauled a fully loaded trailer of Budweiser beer more than 120 miles on I-25 from Fort Collins, Colorado, through Denver, to Colorado Springs.

A professional truck driver was in the vehicle for the entire route, monitoring the delivery from the sleeper berth as the truck completed the route entirely on its own, without any driver intervention.

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The load originated at Anheuser-Busch’s facility in Loveland, Colorado, and departed for its journey from the Fort Collins, Colorado, weigh station.

This milestone marks the first time in history that a self-driving vehicle has shipped commercial cargo, making it a landmark achievement for self-driving technology, the state of Colorado and the transportation industry, according to Anheuser-Busch.


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