Self Driving Truck Hauls beer 120 miles in Colorado

An article on October 25, 2016  in CNN.com (http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/25/technology/otto-budweiser-self-driving-truck/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_tech_pool) describes a trip made by an autonomous truck powered by Otto that carried 51, 744 cans of beer 120 miles in Colorado. The trip was planned and the truck was surrounded by a convoy, but no human was behind the wheel. Will commercial delivery trucks be the first to go autonomous, with risks underwritten by insurance companies , rather than passenger cars ? Will the potential to schedule these autonomous trucks at night and their compliance with instructions increase safety and decrease congestion ?  How might logistics costs be impacted with this new technology ?

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