Uber's self-driving truck makes successful beer delivery


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Anheuser-Busch announced it successfully sent a self-driving tractor-trailer from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs last week.

Anheuser-Busch InBev worked with Uber Technologies to pull off the autonomous delivery. The truck was made by Otto, a self-driving vehicle company acquired by Uber earlier this year for roughly $680 million.

The truck was packed with Budweiser before traveling from a weigh station in Fort Collins along Interstate 25 through Denver, roughly 120 miles to Colorado Springs.

A professional truck driver was on board to monitor the trip. Otto said on its website the shipment happened Oct. 20.

“We admire Otto’s vision that will shape the future of self-driving transportation," said James Sembrot, the senior director of logistics strategy at Anheuser-Busch. "As we continue to partner with long-haul carriers to ship our beers, we hope to see this technology widely deployed across our highways to improve safety for all road users and work towards a low-emissions future."