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Did you hear UPS has been quietly using autonomous trucks to deliver cargo between Phoenix, Tucson, and Arizona since May?

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https://futurism.com/the-byte/ups-self-driving-trucks
I hope no one is injured.

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No, I hadn't.
Hmmmm.... I still don't think the tech is ready.
I lived in Phoenix for a short time many years ago. Back then, the roads in and out were barren and through desert. That's better than testing the trucks out around really busy cities, at least.
One of the things I worry about is the occupant falling asleep so he, or she, can't prevent the vehicle from causing a crash.
Autonomous vehicles are coming, but I wish they'd do more testing on closed courses for awhile yet.
Fatalities aren't an acceptable consequence of needed tests.

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