San Francisco start-up Otto's self-driving truck
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Uber's self-driving truck makes first delivery

A driverless Uber truck recently made a 120-mile trip across Colorado in what is the first commercial shipment by a self-driving truck. San Francisco start-up Otto, which is owned by Uber, successfully made the trip to deliver 2,000 cases of beer for Anheuser Busch.

"If we work to perfect technology, we can shift a lot of these freight hauls to the dead of night and take advantage of our Interstate system when it's underused," said Shailen Bhatt, executive director of Colorado's department of transportation.

Otto says the truck did have a driver on board in case of an emergency but the truck drove down Colorado’s Interstate 25 without issue.

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