It was not a matter of if, but when– did anyone think that driverless technology’s first commercial delivery would be a load of 2,000 cases of Budweiser beer?
Scot Bathgate sends in this article from the Toronto Star:
“On Tuesday, Otto, the Uber-owned self-driving vehicle operation, announced the completion of its first commercial delivery, having delivered its beer load from Fort Collins, Colorado, to Colorado Springs, a roughly 190-kilometre trip on Interstate 25.”
It was last August that Uber bought “Otto”, a San Francisco start-up with many employees who had previously worked on Google’s driverless car technology.
“Though largely symbolic, the beer delivery marks the first commercial partnership for Otto, which was founded less than a year ago. Terms of the deal between Otto and Anheuser-Busch InBev, which owns the Budweiser brand, were not disclosed.”
“For this initial delivery, Otto’s truck departed Anheuser-Busch’s facility in Loveland, Colorado, in the…
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