U.S. Postal Service Tests Self-Driving TrucksMay 21, 2019
The U.S. Postal Service is experimenting with self-driving trucks to move mail across state lines.
The USPS has partnered with San Diego-based TuSimple on a two-week pilot programfocusing solely on a 1,000-mile route between Dallas and Phoenix.
TuSimple’s chief product officer Chuck Price told NPR the test runs, which began on Tuesday, will help the Postal Service “become future-ready.” The aim of the program, according to the Postal Service, is “to accommodate a diverse mail mix, enhance safety, improve service, reduce emissions, and produce operational savings.”
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