US Postal Service will use autonomous big rigs to ship mail in new test

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has chosen self-driving trucking company TuSimple to haul mail as part of a two-week test of the startup’s autonomous technology. TuSimple will carry the mail on five round trips between the USPS’s Phoenix, Arizona, and Dallas, Texas, distribution centers, which is a stretch of more than 1,000 miles.

The test runs will include overnight driving, and TuSimple’s trucks will have both a safety driver and engineer on board. The USPS has also been...

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