Driverless beer delivery sets Guinness World Record

Jun 30, 2017

Credit Otto/Anheuser-Busch

That self-driving truck that delivered beer down I-25 in Colorado a few months ago? It set a Guinness World Record.

As The Denver Post reports, in October, a self-driving truck from tech company Otto hauled 51,744 cans of Budweiser beer from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 132-mile road trip set a Guinness World Record for the “Longest continuous journey by a driverless and autonomous lorry,” which in non-British English means tractor-trailer.

According to the Guinness World Records website, the self-driving vehicle travelled on its own and did not follow any lead vehicle assisting it with navigation or any other driving tasks. The record was confirmed by the American Transportation Research Institute.

According to a Business Insider story in October, Otto, which is owned by Uber, teamed up with Anheuser-Busch to deliver the beer as a test of the driverless truck technology, which required an onboard operator to maneuver the truck onto and off of exit ramps.