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TuSimple says it has completed 550 miles of fully driverless trucking, plans Texas expansion

TuSimple Holdings Inc on Wednesday stated its autonomous vans have completed greater than 550 miles (885 km) of public street driving in Arizona with no human behind the wheel.

The firm additionally stated it deliberate to increase fully autonomous freight companies to different massive delivery areas, together with Texas, by the tip of 2023.

Most self-driving trucking corporations proceed to function their vans with security drivers behind the wheel to take over when wanted. TuSimple on the finish of December started to run vans driverlessly on an 80-mile stretch between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.

The firm on Wednesday stated it has since completed a complete of seven fully autonomous runs on that route, including that no people have been used to function the truck remotely, or intervene in site visitors.

TuSimple stated it is the primary firm to function fully driverless heavy-duty vans.

Competitor Gatik in November stated it was working smaller field vans for grocery large Walmart on a two-mile stretch in Arkansas with no security driver.

Other self-driving truck corporations together with Aurora Innovation Inc and Embark Technology Inc, proceed to make use of security drivers on the pilot runs they function.

Autonomous car startups and automakers are beneath strain to start out producing income from billions of {dollars} of engineering funding over the previous decade.

TuSimple on Wednesday stated railroad Union Pacific will turn into its first buyer to maneuver freight on the fully driverless vans between Tucson and Arizona.

(Reporting by Tina Bellon; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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