Anheuser-Busch has successfully transported beer using self-driven truck!
ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Anheuser-Busch is well known in our community as one of the largest employers and provides their products to almost every restaurant, hotel and casino in St. Louis as well as across the world.
Anheuser-Busch was founded in St. Louis in 1875 to 1879. Anheuser-Busch was the first brewery to transport beer across the country using refrigerated railroad cars. AB has been a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev since 2008, a controversial event that appears to be working out just fine.
Looks like their tradition of leading change didn’t get bought out as AB is partly responsible for the first successful delivery provided by self-driven transports. Yes, a semi-truck delivered 52,000 cans of beer without the assistance of a qualified CDL licensed driver.
AB partnered with Otto, a self-driving trucking company that is owned by Uber to complete the world’s first shipment by a self-driven autonomous transport. It was a 120 mile journey down highway I-25. Can you imagine pulling along side of that truck and “not” seeing a driver? I’m sorry, but that would have scared the beer right out of me.
The objective is to provided a more efficient and safer method of transporting goods.
We will keep this article short, but we highly recommend that you watch this video. It is another perfect example of how technology is shaping/changing our lives without most of us even realizing it. It is effecting areas of our lives that we miss at times. This will change the transportation industry forever.
Our only question is; if the truck had violated the speed limit, who would have been blessed with the speeding ticket? Additionally, AB appears to have taken their “designate a driver” program to a new level.
Congratulations to AB and Otto!
Link to Otto Blog Article
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Video courtesy of Budwesier/Otto