U.S. Postal Service testing self-driving trucks

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U.S. Postal Service testing self-driving trucks

Postby reno » Tue May 28, 2019 7:49 pm

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

That’s the unofficial motto of the Post Office, and something that seems even more possible when the couriers themselves are robotic trucks that don’t need to eat, sleep, or go to the bathroom. Sure, we’re a long way off from the T-1000 showing up at our door with a bag of mail, but self-driving mail trucks are already being tested.
Starting today, the San Diego-based company TuSimple is running a two-week test of mail truck deliveries between USPS locations in Phoenix and Dallas. The self-driving semis will make five round trips, each one 45 hours long. Even if you’re the most ferocious road warrior in the world, wearing a diaper and an IV, that’s probably outside your comfortable driving range.

To keep an eye on things, the self-driving trucks will have a human driver who could jump in. An engineer will ride shotgun.

45 hours long- wonder what kind of diaper the chaperone is wearing on this ride :E :E

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Re: U.S. Postal Service testing self-driving trucks

Postby Pugsley » Tue May 28, 2019 8:43 pm

HA!


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