TuSimple, a China-based autonomous truck technology company, is expanding operations in Arizona.
With innovation that is turning heads, we’re excited to announce that global tech company @TuSimpleAI is creating 500 NEW jobs in #Tucson, bringing their total workforce here to 600. #AZMeansBiz @azcommerce pic.twitter.com/h3GxBXj2Gp
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) September 12, 2018
According to Fortune.com, the company is testing its fleet with two routes: 120-mile highway stretch between Tucson and Phoenix and another segment in Shanghai.
Earlier this year, TuSimple expanded its testing facilities at 9538 E Old Vail Road from 6,800 to 50,000 square feet, and in 2019 the company plans to further expand their footprint. The company will also expand its autonomous fleet to 200 trucks in the U.S. by 2019. With 500 trucks worldwide in 2019, TuSimple will be the world’s largest autonomous truck fleet. The expansion has a projected total economic impact of $1.1 billion over the next five years.