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The first-ever self-driving truck shipment was 52,000 cans of beer

Otto used its retrofit-ready, self-driving truck hardware to complete a drive between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Andrew Krok
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Leave it to America to use its first self-driving truck to deliver beer.

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Back in May, startup Otto promised a retrofit kit that could turn a traditional semi into a self-driving vehicle.

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The truck relies on cameras, radar and lidar to remove the human from the equation.

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Of course, a human is still required for safety's sake.

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On this trip, the human merely watched the system as it piloted the Volvo truck down I-25.

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For now, the truck is only capable of driving itself on the highway.

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When it comes to urban driving, a human is still required.

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It's really only meant to reduce the drain that comes with long stretches of highway driving.

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Maybe next time, it'll transport better beer.

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