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Self-Driving Beer Trucks Are The Wave Of The Future

Anheuser-Busch just used a self-driving truck to deliver a whole lot of beer — 2,000 cases, to be exact.
Posted at 1:10 PM, Oct 26, 2016

This truck just drove itself across the state of Colorado to deliver beer. 

Two thousand cases of Budweiser, to be specific. 

The trip was a joint mission between Anheuser-Busch and the Uber-owned company Otto.

The 50,000 cans of beer are actually the first commercial delivery ever made by a self-driving truck.

"The incredible success of this pilot shipment is an example of what is possible when you deploy self-driving technology," Lior Ron, the co-founder of Otto, said. 

That's not to say there wasn't someone on board for the 120-mile trip. A driver was on hand to help get the truck on and off the interstate.

Anheuser-Busch says it could save as much as $50 million each year in the U.S. using self-driving vehicles for distribution.