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US Postal Service tests mail delivery via a self-driving truck

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) is set to test the self-driving to dispatch mail as part of a two-week program.

According to CNBC, the USPS has joined hands with a self-driving truck company, TuSimple, to run the pilot-program in late May. As part of the program, a self-driving truck will deliver mail between distribution centres in Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas.

The pilot program will only have five runs and the autonomous will have a safety engineer and driver inside to monitor the performance and take over if required.

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First Published: Tue, May 21 2019. 21:29 IST