Thursday, September 29, 2016

Uber's self driving delivery trucks to take to the roads in 2017

The Daily Mail reports:
Uber is set to begin making deliveries to warehouses and stores using self driving trucks.

It recently acquired self-driving lorry startup Otto in a deal worth up to $680 million, and is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry.

Otto plans to expand its fleet of trucks from six to about 15 and is forging partnerships with independent truckers, Otto co-founder Lior Ron told Reuters in an interview.

The future is coming.