Electrolux successfully tests autonomous trucks for appliance deliveries

And broke a record in the process.

Electrolux has successfully tested driverless trucks to deliver appliances from western U.S. distribution centers.

The vice president of Electrolux North America supply chain, Josh Benton, said that using driverless trucks is more efficient than using trucks that require a driver. He claims the company will benefit from autonomous trucking because they travel more than 100 millions miles each year in the U.S.

Benton explains, “Our goal is to drive growth, improve service and add value to our end customers and consumers – and this is one area in which we can do just that.”

Record-breaking testing

This testing broke the world’s longest continuous autonomous trip (by truck) record. The truck traveled 306 miles.

BizJournal reported, “The test actually consisted of 2,400 miles on several trips between distribution centers in El Paso, Texas, and Ontario, California.”

During this test, there was a driver in the truck for safety reasons, he only took control of the truck when he was required to make mandatory stops like entering and leaving the interstate, and during stops for fuel.

SOURCEBiz Journal
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