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American Postal Service Has Been Delivering Cargo In Self-Driving Trucks For Months And No One Knew


American postal service UPS announced on Thursday that its venture capital arm has made a minority investment in TuSimple .


The announcement also revealed that since May TuSimple autonomous trucks have been hauling UPS loads on a 185km route between Phoenix and Tucson.


As the Verge reports, TuSimple puts its own autonomous tech — which relies on nine cameras and two LIDAR sensors — in Navistar vehicles.


At this point, the TuSimple trucks carrying packages for UPS still have an engineer and a safety driver riding along.


Editor's Note: While this program is currently limited to the U.S., its success could well have implications for the future of Australian (and global) postal services.


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