Could AusPost Be Next?
Updated: Aug 22, 2019
As per a recent article by Australian based science and tech editorial Gizmodo, Australia could begin to see the same autonomous trucking functionality as seen recently in America.
UPS (United Parcel Service) is one of America's largest transportation and logistics companies. They are leading the way in the race for autonomous trucking.
Following an announcement from the company of their recent investment in TuSimple this week, it has since been understood that the company have in-fact been delivering freight completely autonomously (at level 4 autonomy) since May.
"The announcement also revealed that since May TuSimple autonomous trucks have been hauling UPS loads on a 185km route between Phoenix and Tucson." - Gizmodo
Below you can see one of their autonomous trucks in action!
TuSimple have a goal to be the first company to bring completely autonomous trucks to market, but there are other companies on their heals says FreightWaves. This UPS partnership is an incredible move toward an autonomous future.
TuSimple makes no secret of its ambitions to be the first fully autonomous truck on the road. But the company has plenty of competition, with Kodiak and Einride among others betting on self- driving big rigs.
This sort of autonomy is definitely the way of the future, how long until it hits Australian shores?
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