Beer and self-driving trucks: a match made in Twitter heavenOctober 26, 2016 / 1 Comment
This just doesn’t look right. I don’t drink but I sure don’t want to be caught on the same highway as this truck. I can just see the HUMAN driver/passenger, in the back seat with a 42 ounce.
Self-driving vehicles are pretty exciting on social media, especially when they’re delivering a truckload of beer.
Facebook and Twitter were buzzed about new technology on Wednesday morning, after an autonomous truck traveled more than 100 miles in Colorado with brews on board. Can you imagine if it were full of pumpkin-spiced lattes?
Social Cues is your road map for what’s trending among your friends and followers. Here’s what people are talking about on social media this Wednesday:
Anheuser-Busch: Of course, the first time a self-driving vehicle is used to do a delivery, it’s for beer. This is America, you know. The St. Louis-based beer company teamed up with self-driving truck provider Otto and covered more than 120 miles on Interstate 25. A driver was in the vehicle the entire time to monitor the truck but did not need to intervene, the company said. On Facebook, some are excited about innovative ways to get their beer. Others are concerned about what this delivery means for truck drivers.
by Alfred Ng