A company that operates autonomous trucks on Arizona streets and highways plans to double the number of trips made weekly by self-driving big rigs.
Autonomous-driving company TuSimple is expanding its service agreement with shipping giant UPS, the company announced Thursday. The prior 10 round-trip runs per week between Phoenix and Tucson are being supplemented with 10 new round trips between Phoenix and El Paso, Texas, with some stopping in Tucson.
UPS took a minority stake in TuSimple last year, helping to cement the relationship. TuSimple, with a fleet of 41 heavy-duty trucks, also has been testing autonomous driving for other customers, most of which Price declined to name.