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Video: Uber's Self-Driving Big Rig

Otto's self-driving, big-rig trucks are lined up during a demonstration at the Otto headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in San Francisco.

Otto's self-driving, big-rig trucks are lined up during a demonstration at the Otto headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in San Francisco. // Tony Avelar/AP

Imagine driving down the highway when you pass by an 18-wheeler with no one behind the wheel. That's exactly what's happening with Uber's latest project: self-driving trucks. Uber recently purchased San Francisco startup Otto, which takes traditional trucks and gives them a $30,000 retro-fit to make them autonomous.

The company made history recently by making the world's first autonomous delivery by truck. Beer—50,000 cans of it—was taken on a 120-mile trip in Colorado. While there was a driver on standby, he spent the 2-hour trip relaxing in the back.

To see the truck in action, check out the video below from Wired:

By Caitlin Fairchild October 26, 2016

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