U.S. Postal Service vans sit parked outdoors a station in Chelsea, New York.
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
The U.S. Postal Service is testing its first long-haul self-driving supply truck in a two-week pilot program that may use an autonomous tractor-trailer to ship mail between distribution facilities in Phoenix and Dallas.
TuSimple, a self-driving truck firm, is offering the automobile and could have a security engineer and driver within the cab to watch its efficiency and take management if there are any points, the corporate stated in saying the check Tuesday. The Postal Service has been exploring the concept for a while, just lately soliciting bids to place semi-autonomous mail vans on the highway in a number of years that enable a human to type the mail whereas being autonomously pushed alongside the route.
“We’re conducting analysis and testing as a part of our efforts to function a future class of automobiles which is able to incorporate new know-how to accommodate a various mail combine, improve security, enhance service,…