Developer of unmanned trucks TuSimple will start performing the first commercial flights
Startup will transport loads of the railway company Union Pacific Railroad.
The first startup client is Union Pacific Railroad, a railway company that owns the largest chain of railways in the United States. The wagons will ride in Arizona between the cities of Tucson and Phoenix for a distance of about 180 km. Terms of dealing Parties do not disclose.
TuSimple said that his trucks had already made six tourists for the total distance of 885 km. The wagons moved on their own, without a driver in the cabin or operator, which was watching the car.
By the end of 2023, TuSimple wants to launch a commercial freight with an unmanned truck in the Texas triangle – one of the US megaregions, which includes 25 cities.
Startup was founded in 2015, its market capitalization exceeds $ 7 billion. The company employs 800 people. For the first quarter of 2021, the company spent $ 41.4 million on research and development, the profit was $ 944 thousand.
In May 2021, the self-governing wagon TuSimple drove 1530 km in 14 o’clock – the driver has such work usually takes 24 hours.