First Self-Driving Truck Makes Budweiser Beer DeliveryOn a 120-mile beer run, the vehicle carried 2,000 cases of Bud from Fort Collins, Colo., to Colorado Springs. There was a police officer in hot pursuit — in case anything went wrong.
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. It may be time to rewrite "Smokey And The Bandit." The 1970s hit movie featured Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed as truckers moving a shipment of Coors beer. Jackie Gleason played a sheriff in hot pursuit. Any modern remake would have fewer characters because Wired reports a self-driving truck carried 50,000 cans of beer across Colorado. There was a cop in hot pursuit, in case anything went wrong, but the driver had time to do yoga as the truck moved. It's MORNING EDITION.
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