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"Beer run" takes on a whole new meaning

"Beer run" takes on a whole new meaning
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We've been telling you about autonomous vehicles for quite a while now. Self-driving cars have made some serious headway the past few years toward becoming a reality. Google has even been testing fully-autonomous vehicles on public roads since 2009 and has logged over 2 million miles.

Needless to say, the future of self-driving cars looks bright. With that said, you won't believe the latest autonomous vehicle to hit the road.

Anheuser-Busch recently teamed up with self-driving truck maker Otto to make the world's first-known autonomous commercial beer run. The largest beer maker in the U.S. loaded a tractor-trailer with Budweiser in Fort Collins, Colorado and shipped it to Colorado Springs on the self-driving truck.

This amazing video shows just how it was accomplished:

The self-driving truck traveled over 120 miles on Interstate 25 through Colorado before making its destination. The truck driver stayed out of the driver's seat during the entire stretch of highway. He monitored what was going on from a seat in the back of the truck's cab.

As of now, these self-driving trucks are only used on highways. Humans take over while driving through the city. Anheuser-Busch is hoping to expand this technology and is planning more autonomous beer runs in the near future.

Otto was founded earlier this year by a couple of Google Car veterans.

Even though this autonomous beer run was an amazing feat, self-driving cars do bring up some safety concerns. We recently told you how one self-driving car maker is prioritizing the safety of its car's passengers over the safety of pedestrians.

Where do you stand on this issue? Leave us a comment and let us know if you're excited about the future of self-driving vehicles or petrified.

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