TuSimple, UPS mapping new self-driving routes in southern U.S. states

September 29, 2022

A TuSimple self-driving truck is seen in this undated handout photo. TuSimple/Handout via REUTERSNov 3 (Reuters) - Self-driving truck technology company TuSimple Holdings Inc (TSP.O) said on Wednesday it is mapping new freight lanes with UPS (UPS.N) from Arizona to Florida and has hit significant fuel savings for the package delivery company at highway speeds. The routes for that UPS unit typically run between an airport and a UPS facility. TuSimple said it shares the data from its operations with UPS, which also owns a stake in the self-driving truck technology company. Self-driving freight services run on fixed routes between predefined points - mostly on major highways without intersections or pedestrians - requiring less mapping than shuttling customers between random points in robotaxis.