The u.s. Postal service announced Tuesday that it would in turn test the delivery trucks without driver. This test about two weeks, which runs between Dallas and Phoenix, in the framework of "our work is intended to use a new sort of vehicles that will include new technologies to deliver various kinds of mail, improve safety, improve service, reduce pollutant emissions, and allow economies", wrote the US Postal Service (USPS) in a press release.
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The USPS is working on this project with the californian start-up TuSimple, which will be the conduit of postal trucks between the two cities in the american south-west, a distance of 1600 km. The trip takes about 22 hours. "It's exciting to imagine that even before that a lot of people moving in taxi stand-alone, their mail may be delivered by truck, stand-alone," said Xiaodi Hou, founder and president of TuSimple. As always during this type of testing, an individual will be in the cab of the truck to ensure that everything goes well, said the start-up.
If you have numerous technology companies, manufacturers or car manufacturers are working on autonomous control, view as the holy Grail of transport of the future, it is likely that the first autonomous vehicles come in daily via professional applications : deliveries, taxis, fleet companies etc, other companies are already testing trucks self-sustaining, including Tesla or Waymo. Delivery by truck autonomous're interested in even more companies that the United States is experiencing a serious shortage of truck drivers.
Several companies, such as Amazon, or the giant delivery FedEx, test their robots delivery men, to route the package on the last kilometer, until to the final customer.
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