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Self-driving big-rigs will haul freight in Arizona

TuSimple will own and operate the 53-foot big rig making the roughly 80-mile trip between the Tucson railyard and a distribution site near Phoenix.

“This groundbreaking autonomous driving technology and our partnership provide us a significant opportunity to scale the technology in our network, proactively reducing global supply chain congestion,” said Union Pacific, in a statement.

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Voters Want to Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Deployment

“The most popular reasons for supporting AVs were altruistic. Democrats, in particular, expressed the most interest in the fact that autonomous vehicles increase mobility for communities excluded from driving, including many wheelchair users, the blind, and seniors who are unable to drive themselves.”

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