“Self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities.”

The United States Postal Service is testing self-driving trucks

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Wed, May 22nd, 2019 10:51 by capnasty NEWS

Reuters reports that the USPS is testing self-driving trucks between Phoniex and Dallas to see if this upcoming technology will decrease delivery times and costs.

If successful, it would mark an achievement for the autonomous driving industry and a possible solution to the driver shortage and regulatory constraints faced by freight haulers across the country.

The pilot program involves five round trips, each totaling more than 2,100 miles (3,380 km) or around 45 hours of driving. It is unclear whether self-driving mail delivery will continue after the two-week pilot.

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