Self-driving trucks have been hauling loads for UPS between Phoenix and Tucson since May

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Self-driving trucks have been hauling loads for UPS between Phoenix and Tucson since May - 12 News

    It would appear Arizona is further cementing itself as ground zero for the testing of self-driving vehicles.

    TuSimple, a San Diego-based self-driving truck company that operates its autonomous trucks out of Tucson, has been hauling loads for UPS between Phoenix and Tucson since May. The tests, a company spokesperson told 12 News, are going "very well."

    The company said it started making non-autonomous deliveries back in March for UPS as a way to map out routes, collect data, and learn the "UPS process." Daily autonomous runs began in May between Tucson and Phoenix with a driver and an engineer in the truck.
     
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I- 10 between Tucson and Phoenix is flat and straight for the most part. I'm sure once they get close to Phoenix or Tucson a human takes over because by then traffic is NUTS.
     
  3. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    I agree. Traffic is crazy around either end. Still, if I weren’t retired I’d think twice about going into feeders anymore. Think they’re a long ways off from figuring out how to do driverless PC delivery however.
     
  4. Crash-n-Burn

    Crash-n-Burn Finished work



    This may be actual footage